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Information for Fife Environmental Energy Park / "Westfield Eco Innovation Park", Former Westfield Opencast Coal Site, Kinglassie, Fife

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Scotland
Planning Sub-Region: Fife
Operator: Westfield Energy Recovery Limited / Brockwell Energy, associated with Hargreaves
Capacity: 250,000 (SRF)
Campaign Group(s): Westfield Action Group and Cardenden Community Council.
Notes: A proposed "conventional combustion plant" to treat 200ktpa of SRF. In October 2017 the Planning Committee voted to approve the scheme (ref 16/03661/EIA) and it was reported in February 2019 that the scheme had been given the "green light" and that construction was expected in Spring 2019 [Source]. It was reported in June 2018 that there were intentions to build a "waste recovery faciliy" at the former Open Cast Coal Mine near Kinglassie [Source]. In June 2019 SEPA received a permit application for the plant, and further information was provided in relation to the permit in January 2020 and in May 2020 SEPA issued a draft permit for consultation (PPC/A/1181922, Source). A non-material variation to the planning consent was approved in October 2019 (18/02342/NMV1). (Entry updated 2020-06-16)

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