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Information for Barry Dock

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: Wales
Planning Sub-Region: South Wales
Operator: Biogen / Energos
Capacity: 80,000
Campaign Group(s): South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN) and Barry Docks Incinerator Action Group (DIAG)
Notes: Gasification-type incinerator granted planning permission in September 2009 [2009/00021/FUL]. Intended for household and commercial waste. The technology proposed is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland - see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. A Vale of Glamorgan Council Planning Officer stated in February 2014 that: "I can confirm that the application was granted consent on 23 December 2009 and therefore if works have not commenced then this permission has expired. There were a number of conditions imposed on the permission which have not been discharged, however please be aware that the Planning Department are not informed when works commence" [pers comm]. (Entry updated 2015-02-26)

Plume Plotter entry for Barry


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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.