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Information for Whetstone Waste Site. Enderby Road, Whetstone, Leicester

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: East Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Leicestershire
Operator: ?
Capacity: 200,000
Campaign Group(s): FoE Leicestershire and the Leicestershire Anti-Incinerator Network (LAIN)
Notes: On the 20th of October 2010 the Government withdraw PFI funding for the project [Source]. In July 2011 the Council resolved to terminate the long-term waste treatment and noted that they were in a position to meet their short to medium term targets for landfill diversion [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2010-11-05)

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Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.