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Information for Sheffield Energy Recovery Facility, Bernard Road, Sheffield

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: South Yorkshire
Operator: Veolia ES Sheffield Limited [See annual report]
Capacity: 245,000
Campaign Group(s): South Yorkshire Against Incineration (SAI)
Notes: In May 2011 Veolia were granted permission to temporarily vary a planning condition to allow for more waste to come in from outside of Sheffield due to ’unexpected’ commercial difficulties securing C&I and MSW waste locally. In 2012 Veolia requested a further variation to indefinitely allow even more waste from even further afield [Source]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with both an existing and an expansion of the Sheffield District Heating Network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)

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Initial applications received for R1 status: 17 June 2019 (Environment Agency)

Uses data from released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitOperatorInstallation nameInstallation addressPermit statusWaste input (000s tonnes per annum)Incinerator typeCalculated R1 valueApplication R1 status grantedSource of data used in R1 calculationsDate R1 application status granted
BM4082IYVeolia ES Sheffield LtdSheffield Energy Recovery FacilitySheffield Energy Recovery Facility, Bernard Road, Sheffield, SouthYorkshire, S4 7YX,Permit issued225Municipal waste0.8YesOperational5/11/2015

Waste management for England 2018: Operational (Environment Agency)

Uses data from Waste Data Interrogator 2018 - 2018 Waste Summary Tables for England - Version 2 released by the Environment Agency under the Open Government License

PermitDate PermittedOperator NameSite NameSite AddressFormer Planning RegionFormer Planning Sub-RegionEA AreaTypePermitted Capacity (tonnage)Tonnage Incinerated in 2006Tonnage Incinerated in 2007Tonnage Incinerated in 2008Tonnage Incinerated in 2009Tonnage Incinerated in 2010Tonnage Incinerated in 2011Tonnage Incinerated in 2012Tonnage Incinerated in 2013Tonnage Incinerated in 2014Tonnage Incinerated in 2015Tonnage Incinerated in 2016Tonnage Incinerated in 2017Tonnage Incinerated in 2018Comment
BM4082IY04/09/2002Veolia ES Sheffield LimitedSheffield Energy Recovery Facility, SheffieldSHEFFIELD ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY,Bernard Road,Sheffield,Sheffield,SouthYorkshire S4 7YXYorkshire & the HumberSouth YorkshireYorkshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial245,000200,000196,361140,000219,976202,814207,000225,297224,694215,531231,516235334 229662 235,066

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

Uses data from the Pollution Inventory 2018 released by the Environment Agency under a special license

BM4082IYYorkshireAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000255,317.00EfWEfW
BM4082IYYorkshireAirChlorine and inorganic chlorine compounds - as HCl1000012,195.00EfWEfW
BM4082IYYorkshireAirParticulate matter - PM1010004,219.00EfWEfW
BM4082IYYorkshireAirParticulate matter - PM2.510004,219.00EfWEfW
BM4082IYYorkshireAirCarbon dioxide10000000210,895,000.00EfWEfW

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