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Information for Resource Recovery Park, Brookfield Plantation, off Gretton Brook Road, Corby

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: East Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Northamptonshire
Operator: Gretton Brook Estates Ltd
Capacity: 50,000
Campaign Group(s): Corby Against Waste Plants and Gretton Parish Council / Gretton and Weldon (Facebook)
Notes: In April 2020 the applicant put in a planning application to vary the consent to allow a change of technology to bubbling fluid bed (BFB) combustion and to increase the total maximum throughput to 154,000 tonnes per annum and this was approved in August 2020 (20/00022/WASVOC and 20/00023/WASVOC). It was reported in April 2015 that: "The developer...is drawing up a second planning application for the site" [Source, Source] but no sign of an application as of November 2016 and no reference to making use of the incinerator in the planning application the fire-damaged MRF on the adjacent site. Previous planning application put on hold indefinitely due to lack of environmental information in December 2014, with an expectation that the developer would apply with a new application taking account of the various changes to the proposal and their environmental impacts [Source]. Outline planning application (ref 13/00027/OUT) submitted January 2013 states that the Renewable Fuel Production and Recycling Facility (which already has planning consent) "will accept up to 120,000 tonnes per annum of the mixed domestic and commercial waste stream to produce approximately 50,000 tonnes per annum of biomass derived fuel", and that the fuel is "intended for use in a biomass powered energy generation facility, within the Resource Recovery Park". DRENL applied in December 2014 to allow waste from further afield at their RDF-production plant [Apps 14/00093&00094/WASVOC [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-08-12)

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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.