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Information for Buttington Quarry Energy Recovery Facility, Buttington Quarry, Welshpool

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Wales
Planning Sub-Region: Powys
Operator: Broad Energy
Capacity: 150,000
Campaign Group(s): Buttington Incinerator Impact Group
Notes: Incinerator proposed to treat "non-hazardous, non-organic, commercial, construction and demolition waste including plastic film" with a catchment area said to be "covering Mid Wales and Wrexham" (Source). Outline pre-application plans revealed at a public exibition in December 2016 and it it was stated then that a planning application will be submitted to Powys County Council in early 2017 [Source, Source]. Local campaigners told UKWIN in March 2019 that no planning application had been submitted to date but that Broad Energy were expected to make a submission "in the coming months". (Entry updated 2020-10-13)

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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.