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Information for Willesden Junction EFW Plant (ACT), Willesden Junction Freight Terminal Site, Channel Gate Road

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: London
Planning Sub-Region: North West London
Operator: Clean Power Properties Ltd (owned and fully funded by Mountgrange Real Estate Opportunity Fund) and Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, and possibly Biomass Power Ltd and Bouygues (UK) LTD
Capacity: 128,000
Campaign Group(s): Triangle Island Residents Association. Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Proposed pyrolysis-type incinerator (8MW Advanced Combustion Technology Facility). Application submitted in July/August 2012 [View application]. Planning application put on hold in December 2012 because the site might be used as part of the High Speed 2 (Hs2) scheme [Source, Source]. Planning committee decided in August 2013 to defer determination of the application due to the need for clarity on the processes, emissions and HS2 safeguarding issues and to allow for consideration of additional safeguarding conditions relating to lorries visiting the site [Source]. If the project goes ahead it is anticipated that if it proceeds the operator will move to change the technology to the gasification technology proposed by CPP for Corby, however as of January 2020 there are no reports of this project moving forwards. (Entry updated 2020-01-29)

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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.