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Information for Margam Green Energy Plant, Land off Longlands Lane (Heol Cae’r Bont), Margam, Port Talbot.

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Wales
Planning Sub-Region: South West Wales
Operator: Margam Green Energy Limited
Capacity: 355,000
Campaign Group(s): South Wales Without Incineration Network (SWWIN)
Notes: Waste wood incinerator granted planning consent in March 2011 intended to treat "treated waste wood diverted from the commercial and industrial, and Construction and Demolition waste stream in the South Wales Region" [Source, Source]. An environmentap permit was issued in November 2014 [Source]. It was stated in January 2016 that "Construction work commenced on site in February 2015" and "we are on schedule for a start of commercial operations during 2017" [Source] (Entry updated 2016-03-15)

UKWIN (and therefore the UKWIN map) focuses on Municipal Waste Incinerators, whereas our colleagues at Biofuelwatch focus on biomass projects. If you are interested in waste wood or dedicated biomass incinerators then please see the Biofuelwatch map of UK Biomass Power Stations.

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.