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Information for Howdon Green Energy Park, Howdon Yard, Tyne View Terrace, Wallsend, Tyne And Wear

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: North East
Planning Sub-Region: North Tyneside Council
Operator: Green Energy Park Ltd (owned by Port of Tyne)
Capacity: 190,000 (RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Friends of the Earth North East. Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Gasification-type incinerator, granted permission by North Tyneside Council in March 2017 (16/01922/FUL). According to the planning application "RDF will be sourced in the North East on a long term supply contract from a regional provider" and "the facility will use ‘fluidised bed reactors’ gasification technology". No sign of progress as of February 2020. The Report and Financial Statements for Howdon Green Energy Park Limited of 31 December 2018 stated: "The company was incorporated on 8 August 2016 and has not traded since" [Source]. According to the Port of Tyne's 2018 Annnual Reprot and Accouns: "During 2018 the business took the decision to write down the £0.9m spent to date on the proposed Howdon Green Energy Park energy from waste scheme, as this was not expected to progress in the short to medium term. Alternative Port-related opportunities are now being considered for this riverside location" [Source] (Entry updated 2020-02-19)

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