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Information for Kelvin Energy ERF, Land at Giffords Recycling, Kelvin Way, West Bromwich

Status: Potential
Planning Region: West Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Sandwell
Operator: Wheelabrator / Verus Energy Oak Limited
Capacity: 400,000 (MSW, C&I and RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Contact to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Planning permission for a 250ktpa energy plant was granted in February 2011 (DC/10/52454) and the height was increased in March 2014 (DC/14/56920). Planning application for a 400ktpa scheme submitted in October 2017 (ref DC/17/61177) and allowed on appeal in September 2019 (details of the appeal on the Sandwell Council entry for application DC/17/61177; appeal ref: 3216591). Permit application for the 400tkpa scheme was submitted in July 2018 and re-advertised in October 2018 (EPR/DP3038JC/A001). The Environment Agency issued a permit in July 2019 [EPR/DP3038JC]. In April 2020 it was reported that consturction was to begin in early 2021 and that 'Low Carbon' would an investor in the scheme which was expected to reach close by end of 2020. [Source] (Entry updated 2020-05-29)

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