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Information for Bulwell Energy Recovery Facility, Nottingham Energy Park, Blenheim Gardens Allotments, Blenheim Lane, Bulwell

Status: Potential
Planning Region: East Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Nottingham
Operator: Bulwell Energy Limited / Chinook Sciences
Capacity: 160,000
Campaign Group(s): Nottingham Friends of the Earth (FoE) and Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL)
Notes: Planning permission for 30ktpa granted in June 2013, and request for an extension to 160ktpa granted in June 2014 [Nottingham City Council planning ref 13/03051/PMFUL3]. Pyrolysis/gasification-type incinerator described as a "demonstrator plant" using RODECS® system to process MSW and C&I [Source]. Permit issued in April 2015 [ref EPR/LP3239NX/A001]. A planning condition requires the facility obtain Design-stage R1 status [Ref: P3239NX/A001]. A consolidatedpermit was issued in October 2018 [EPR/LP3239NX/V003]. The plant has yet to proceed as of February 2020. (Entry updated 2020-02-24)

Initial applications received for R1 status: 17 June 2019 (Environment Agency)

Uses data from released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperatorInstallation nameInstallation addressPermit statusWaste input (000s tonnes per annum)Incinerator typeCalculated R1 valueApplication R1 status grantedSource of data used in R1 calculationsDate R1 application status granted
LP3239NXBulwell Energy LimitedBulwell Energy Recovery FacilityFormer Allotments, Blenheim Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG6 8UR,Permit issuedApplication withdrawn
LP3239NXBulwell Energy LimitedBlenheim LaneBlenheim Lane, Bulwell in NottinghamPermit issued160Municipal waste0.7YesDesign5/12/2017

Waste management for England 2018: Non-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

PermitOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnes)Comment
LP3239NXBulwell Energy LimitedBulwell Energy Recovery Facility Former Allotments,Blenheim Lane,Nottingham,Nottinghamshire NG6 8UREast MidlandsNottinghamshireDerbyshire Nottinghamshire and LeicestershireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial160,000Permitted April 2015 - pre-construction

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