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Information for The WandE, Land off Fryers Road

Status: Potential
Planning Region: West Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Walsall
Operator: BH EnergyGap
Capacity: 300,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: The project started as a proposal for a gasification-type incinerator intended to burn mixed municipal commercial, industrial and municipal waste [Source]. Initial planning application approved in January 2009 and revised planning application approved in September 2013 (re 13/0725/WA) [Source]. Allocated Round One Contracts for Difference funding in February 2015 [Source]. The planning permission was varied in November 2015 and this included an increases stack height (15/1157). Planning application 19/1172 was registered by submitted to Walsall Council in September 2019 and on the 28th of May 2020 the Planning Committee voted in favour of planning consent [Source]. In June 2020 an application was made to vary the permit to change the technology to conventional incineration and to increase the maximum capacity to around 478,300 tonnes per annum [EPR/AP3832WS/V002]. (Entry updated 2020-08-07)

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.