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Information for Greengate Energy Recovery Facility, Greengate Works, Sherdley Road, St Helens, Merseyside

Status: Potential
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: St Helens
Operator: ESB Asset Development and Pilkington
Capacity: 330,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Proposed gasification plant intended to use RDF from municipal and C&I waste. Planning application submitted November 2016 and granted March 2017 (P/2016/0804/FUL). Modified scheme to increase the capacity to 300,000 tpa of municipal, commercial and industrial waste was approved in December 2018 (P/2018/0675/WEIA). Environmental permit application to allow for up to 330,000 tpa submitted in November 2019 (EPR/TP3909PL/A001) (Entry updated 2019-11-22)

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

Uses data from https://ea.sharefile.com/share/view/sfc08f637d1644668 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
NP3134DHPilkington LimitedPilkington Greengate Energy Recovery FacilityGreengate, St. HelensPre-application149Municipal waste0.74NoDesign3/24/2017

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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.