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Information for Heysham Energy Recovery Facility, Heysham Gateway, Imperial Road, Lancaster West Business Park

Status: Potential
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Lancashire
Operator: Veolia
Capacity: 330,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Planning application submitted in March 2019 and approved in October 2019 (LCC/2019/0021). In September 2019 Veolia applied for an Environmental permit and this was issued in May 2020 (EPR/VP3437QR/A001). Proposals announced in November 2018 for an incinerator that is proposed to treat household and similar business waste arising in Lancashire. (Entry updated 2020-06-16)

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