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Information for Forest Park, Forest Road, Newport

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: Isle of Wight
Operator: Amey and Isle of Wight Council (using Michaelis technology)
Capacity: 44,000 (RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: In August 2018 it was announced that building works were "substantially completed" with commissioning due to start in September 2018 with the facility expected to be fully operational by Summer 2019 [Source]. In May 2017 plans were announced for a "moving bed incineration" plant [Source]. However, in November 2019 delays were reported meaning the plant was not expected to be operational before the spring of 2020 [Source]. Planned to replace an Energos gasification facility on the same site that was permitted to burn RDF and clean wood waste. That gasification plant entered commissioning in 2008 but never worked reliably [Source]. It was a Demonstrator project related to the upgrading of an existing waste incinerator [Source] and it was reported in June 2017 that: "Plans to refurbish the Forest Road...gasification plant have been shelved" because the Council was unable to find another contractor after Energos went into administration [Source]. In November 2017 permit EPR/QP3337AD/V003 was issued for an incineration plant to burn RDF [Source]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with a proposed heat network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)

Waste management for England 2018: Pre-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)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
QP3337ADAmey LG LtdIsle of Wight Energy from WasteIsle of Wight Energy from Waste,Forest Road,Newport,Isle of Wight PO30 5YSSouth EastIsle of WightSolent and South DownsMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial38,000-------------Due to start cold commissioning June 2019 with hot commissioning later in the year.

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