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Information for Rye House Energy Recovery Facility, Rye House, off Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: East of England
Planning Sub-Region: Hertfordshire
Operator: Veolia
Capacity: 350,000
Campaign Group(s): Herts WOW! (WithOut Waste), HAI, Hoddesdon Society, Broxbourne's Not For Burning, Hoddesdon Against Incineration
Notes: Called-in application refused by the Secretary of State in July 2019, and in August 2019 it was announced that Hertfordshire County Council was ending the incinerator contract [Source]. Planning application for conventional incinerator registered in January 2017 (PL/0824/16). In January 2016 Veolia announced its proposal to site an incinerator in Hoddesdon as part of their Revised Project Plan for the Hertfordshire Waste Contract following the refusal of their New Barnfield proposal. Revised Project Plan approved by Hertfordshire County Council in March 2016. A planning application was submitted to Hertfordshire County Council in Jauary 2017 (ref: PL\0824\16) and this was called-in for a public inquiry by the Secretary of State in February 2018 (PINS ref 3195373). Broxbourne Borough Council objected to the development in April 2017 [Source, Source]. A permit (ref EPR/SP3038DY) was issued in February 2019. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)

Initial applications received for R1 status: 17 June 2019 (Environment Agency)

Uses data from released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperatorInstallation nameInstallation addressPermit statusWaste input (000s tonnes per annum)Incinerator typeCalculated R1 valueApplication R1 status grantedSource of data used in R1 calculationsDate R1 application status granted
SP3038DYVeolia ES Hertfordshire LtdRye House Energy Recovery FacilityHoddesdon, HertfordshireIn determination320Municipal waste0.71Design

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