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Information for Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, Dickens Road, Old Wolverton

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: Milton Keynes
Operator: AmeyCespa and RSM Group AS
Capacity: 93,600
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: First accepted waste in November 2016 [Source, Source]. Planning consent granted on the 12th of July 2013 [See planning application 13/00861/FULEIS]. AmeyCespa were named in October/November 2012 as the preferred bidder to design and build a RDF-burning gasification facility using technology to be supplied ENERGOS as part of a long-term municipal waste management contract with Milton Keynes at the council-owned site, and the contract was signed in June 2013 [Source]. Milton Keynes were previously part of Project Reduce which lost Government PFI funding in October 2010 [Source]. It was reported in September 2017 that: "Amey has been awarded a contract with Central Bedfordshire Council to treat household waste at its energy-from-waste facility in Milton Keynes." [Source]. It has been reported that the plant has been "fully operational" since March 2018 [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

Waste management for England 2018: Non-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)Comment
UP3937ZZAmeyCespa LimitedMilton Keynes Waste Recovery ParkMilton Keynes Waste Recovery Park,Dickens Road,Old Wolverton,Milton Keynes, MK12 5QFSouth EastBuckinghamshireCambridgeshire and BedfordshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial94,000Commisioning nearly complete,

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