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Information for Allerton Waste Recovery Park, Allerton Park Quarry, Knaresborough

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: North Yorkshire
Operator: Amey-Cespa (subsidiary of Ferrovial)
Capacity: 320,000
Campaign Group(s): Tockwith Residents Association, NYWAG and York Residents Against Incineration
Notes: Construction began in March 2015 [Source, Source, Source]. It was stated in January 2018 that construction had been completed and that technical testing would take place over the next few months [Source]. Approved by planning committee 30th October 2012 [Source]. Part of PFI contract awarded in December 2010, but lost PFI funding in February 2013 [Source]. In September 2014 North Yorkshire County Council approved alternative funding arrangements - "UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) put £33 million into the project, and other backing came from Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners and Equitix" [Source, Source] and £150m from the European Investment Bank [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

Waste management for England 2018: 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

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
NP3034CG17/0/2013AmeyCespa LimitedAllerton Waste Recovery ParkAllerton Park Quarry,KNARESBOROUGH,North Yorkshire HG5 0SDNorth EastNorth YorkshireYorkshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial320,000------------243,521

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

NP3034CGYorkshireAirNitrous oxide1000036,226.50EfWEfW
NP3034CGYorkshireAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000263,095.40EfWEfW
NP3034CGYorkshireAirChlorine and inorganic chlorine compounds - as HCl1000012,219.30EfWEfW
NP3034CGYorkshireAirDioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) - as ITEQ0.000010EfWEfW
NP3034CGYorkshireAirDioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) - as WHO TEQ0.000010EfWEfW

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