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Information for WP2 Pyrolysis Plant, Old Railway Yard, Haybridge

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Somerset
Operator: WP2 Ltd / More Energy (Wells) Limited
Capacity: 45,000
Campaign Group(s): Wells Environmental Protection Group
Notes: Pyrolysis-type incinerator granted planning permission in April 2007 and a permit in April 2009, but as of March 2012 construction has not begun and it is possible that the project will never move forwards [Source, Source]. In July 2011 WP2 stated that: "There are still technical glitches. We haven’t got completion to our search for technology that will be reliable. Sadly, the scaling up of the technology has not been successful, which means we haven’t been in a position to commit funds to developing the technology further" [Source]. It was reported in April 2015 that whilst the facility had not been developed they had technically started construction meanng the planning consent was still valid [Sorce] (Entry updated 2016-11-08)

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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.