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Information for Southmoor Energy Centre, Kellingley Colliery, Weeland Road (near Knottingley)

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: North Yorkshire
Operator: Peel Environmental / Harworth Estates (HEPGL) / Southmoor Energy Centre Limited
Capacity: 350,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Planning application for an incinerator submitted in May 2013 (planning application NY/2013/0128/ENV), and planning consent was issued February 2016. Peel stated in 2013: "It will use up to 280,000 tonnes per year of non-hazardous residual waste including industrial, commercial and possibly household from across the region" [Source]. Peel announced in March 2019 that "Plans...are progressing, with the company expecting to be on site in Autumn 2019" and stated that: "Peel Environmental is proposing to make some changes to the existing planning permission, one of which is to increase the fuel for the facility from 280,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes per year" and that "A Section 73 planning application to amend the plans has been submitted to NYCC [North Yorkshire County Council] and is expected to be considered in Summer 2019" [Source]. Environmental Permit issued in October 2019 (EPR/FP3437QL/A001). A proposal to vary the planning consent (NY/2019/0005/73) was registered in January 2019. Was due to be considered at a planning committee meeting in November 2019, but consideration was deferred until December due to concerns raised by UKWIN following the Officer's Report. (Entry updated 2019-11-22)

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