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Information for Advanced Energy Facility, Cowley Hill

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Merseyside
Operator: Pilkington UK
Capacity: ~128,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Proposed gasification-type incinerator to burn RDF announced in October 2014, when it was reported that: "A planning application...will be submitted to St Helens Council in January 2015" [Source]. Local campaigners reported in September 2015 that whilst the planning application was on hold pending further consideration there were still concerns that it would go ahead. No sign of progress as of February 2020 (Entry updated 2020-02-19)

UKWIN (and therefore the UKWIN map) focuses on Municipal Waste Incinerators, whereas our colleagues at Biofuelwatch focus on biomass projects. If you are interested in waste wood or dedicated biomass incinerators then please see the Biofuelwatch map of UK Biomass Power Stations.

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.