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Information for Staffordshire ERF, The Dell, Enterprise Drive, Four Ashes near Cannock

Status: Existing
Planning Region: West Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Staffordshire
Operator: Veolia
Capacity: 340,000
Campaign Group(s): Staffordshire Against Incineration (SAIN)
Notes: Plant officially opened in May 2014 [Source]. Government Office for the West Midlands granted planning permission in January 2010 and Staffordshire County Council approved a revised plan in February 2011 [Source]. Veolia were chosen as preferred bidder to build and operate the site. In August 2010 Warwickshire County Council entered into a 25 year contract with Veolia [Source]. It was reported in May 2014 that: "Staffordshire county council will be supplying about half the waste to the facility...At present additional municipal waste is coming from other authorities including, Warwickshire, Stafford borough, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Shropshire" [Source]. (Entry updated 2019-06-06)

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
HP3431HKVeolia ES Stafford LtdFour Ashes Energy Recovery FacilityThe Dell, Enterprise Drive, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 7DF,Permit issued300Municipal waste0.69YesDesign10/25/2013

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
HP3431HK22/03/2012Veolia ES Staffordshire LimitedStaffordshire Energy Recovery FacilityThe Dell,Enterprise Drive,Four Ashes,WOLVERHAMPTON,West Midlands WV10 7DFWest MidlandsStaffordshireStaffordshire Warwickshire and West MidlandsMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial340,000-------16,501314,576335,418339946 337701 336,449

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

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

HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirAmmonia10008,284.00EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000436,453.00EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirArsenic11EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirCadmium11.2EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirMercury11.8EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirChlorine and inorganic chlorine compounds - as HCl1000023,052.00EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirDioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) - as ITEQ0.000010EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirPolychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) - as WHO TEQ0.000010EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirCarbon Dioxide From Qualifying Renewable Fuel Sources0151,402,000.00EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirDioxins and furans (PCDDs/PCDFs) - as WHO TEQ0.000010EfWEfW
HP3431HKWest MidlandsAirCarbon dioxide10000000302,804,000.00EfWEfW

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