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Information for Tate & Lyle sugar refinery site, Factory Road, Silvertown

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: London
Planning Sub-Region: East London
Operator: Covanta / The North London Waste Authority (NWLA)
Capacity: ~300,000
Campaign Group(s): Pinkham Way Alliance
Notes: Covanta’s bid to build an SRF-burning incinerator on this site as part of a waste contract was withdrawn in February 2012 [Source]. A planning application for an incinerator on the site was submitted by the North London Waste Authority (NLWA) in May 2011, but this was withdrawn in April 2013. Covanta was one of three companies shortlisted for a NLWA contract to manage 250,000-300,000 tonnes of anticipated municipal waste. The previous NLWA procurement was through PFI but funding was withdrawn by the Government in October 2010 [Source].(Entry updated 2015-07-07)

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Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.