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Information for Clockhouse Brickworks, Horsham Road, Capel, Dorking

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: Surrey
Operator: Surrey Waste Management Ltd / Suez Environment (formerly SITA)
Capacity: 130,000
Campaign Group(s): Guildford Anti-Incinerator Network (GAIN) and Capel Action Group
Notes: At the High Court on Thursday 5 March 2009 Mr Justice Collins formally allowed Capel Parish Council’s claims and ordered all three planning permissions to be quashed; the relevant references to the Clockhouse Brickworks site to be deleted from the adopted Waste Plan; permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal was refused; and Surrey County Council to make an interim payment of £100,000 within 14 days in respect of Capel Parish Council’s legal fees [Source]. "Campaigners have won their legal bid to prevent an incinerator being built in Capel, near Dorking, following a fight which lasted almost a decade" [Source]. Permit BK3697IE issued. (Entry updated 2011-06-30)

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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.