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Information for Hoddesdon Energy From Waste Plant, Ratty’s Lane, Hoddesdon

Status: Existing
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Hertfordshire
Operator: AEW UK (Site Owner), Bouygues Energies and Services (Operator), Hoddesdon Energy Ltd (Shareholders include The Waste Asset LLP and NOY Waste to Energy with funding from P3P Partners LLP - AssetGen Partners Ltd is listed as reported as a current or former shareholder)
Capacity: 100,000
Campaign Group(s): Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste) (a network of groups including North Herts Friends of the Earth, Welwyn Hatfield FOE, N Herts Green Party, Welwyn Hatfield Green Party and Transition Town Letchworth) and Rattys Lane Action Group (RLAG)
Notes: Incineration via gasification, possibly also including pyrolysis. Original planning permission applied for in 2010 and granted in 2012 [Source, ref. 7/0510-10]. The operators stated in 2010 that they expected the plant to burn "household, commercial and industrial waste Sourced from Broxbourne and the surrounding areas" [Source]. Received £30m of GIB investment in March 2015, when it was reported that: "Work on the plant will begin shortly and it is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2017" [Source]. It was reported in February 2015 that the scheme "will receive more than 90,000 tonnes of RDF from the commercial and industrial sectors supplied by Biffa and Powerday" [Source]. Environmental permit issued in April 2016 (ref. EPR/UP3038WA/A001). It was reported in August 2016 that the facility was under construction [Source]. In January 2018 it was announced that AEW UK had purchased the site and will be leasing the property to Hoddesdon Energy Ltd [Source] (Entry updated 2018-01-31)

Waste management for England 2018: Non-operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnes)Comment
UP3038WAHoddesdon Energy LtdHoddesdon EfW Plant Hoddesdon Energy,Rattys Lane,HODDESDON,Hertfordshire EN11 0RFEast of EnglandHertfordshireHertfordshire and North LondonMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial112,915Permitted April 2016 due to start commissioning mid 2017

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