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Information for Off Lock Street, St Helens

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Merseyside
Operator: Waste to Energy (NW) LTD
Capacity: ~140,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Planning permission refused for gasification-type incinerator on appeal in August 2015 (Appeal Ref APP/H4315/A/14/2224529, See UKWIN article). This was a hybrid application, and the Inspector’s Decision allowed a recycling facility to move from Merton Street to the application site. The company has links to Centralgrange Environmental Waste Ltd (CEW), who submitted an application in December 2011 for a Batch Oxidation Gasification incinerator on the Former Ravenhead Glass Warehouse, Lock Street [See application]. Planning permission for the CEW application was refused by St Helens Council on 2nd May 2012 and was not appealed [Decision Notice]. Not to be confused with the Organic Waste Management (St Helens) Ltd proposal on the same site that was refused in September 2012. (Entry updated 2015-08-06)

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.