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Information for Land at Showground Road, Bridgwater

Status: Existing
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Somerset
Operator: Bridgwater Resource Recovery Ltd (Andy Olie)
Capacity: 100,000 (RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Under construction since late 2018 and expected to begin commercial operations in 2021 [Source]. Facility gasification of waste-derived fuel. Original planning application submitted in August 2014, granted in April 2015 (1/37/14/091). Variation submitted in December 2015, granted in October 2016 (1/37/15/093). In November 2018 it was reported that Equitix and Iona Capital would finance the plant which would be operated and maintained by Pinnacle Power and that the waste would be supplid by Geminor, with construction due to start in 2019 [Source] (Entry updated 2020-06-01)

Entry on WikiWaste:

https://wikiwaste.org.uk/index.php?title=Showground_Road

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