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Information for Enviroparks Materials Recovery Facility, Hirwaun Industrial Estate, Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Wales
Planning Sub-Region: South Wales
Operator: Enviroparks Ltd (part-owned by Marlborough Developments Limited and Enviroactive Limited) / Biffa / WTI UK LTD and potentially Europlasma
Capacity: Up to 250,000 (for park)
Campaign Group(s): South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Cardiff Against the Incinerator
Notes: Incineration of MSW and C&I waste via pyrolysis followed by plasma gasification [Source]. Planning permission approved December 2010. Permit application submitted for Phase 1 in January 2014, but at the time it was stated that: "A second entirely separate permit application will be required for the Phase 2 gasification process. This application will not be made for some time" [Source] (Ref: EPR/DP3037EU/A001). Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. (Entry updated 2015-02-26)