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Information for Reading Quarry, Berrys Lane, Burghfield, Reading

Status: Potential
Planning Region: South East
Planning Sub-Region: West Berkshire
Operator: J Mould (Reading) Ltd
Capacity: 150,000 (RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: In September 2020 J Mould put in a planning application for an incinerator [20/02029/COMIND]. According to the planning application's planning statement, it is intended to treat RDF from household, industrial and commercial sources "from the on-site Reading Quarry Waste Recycling and Transfer Facility (WRTF) and other sites in the locality" [Source]. The form of incineration technology is unclear - the environment statement claims: "RDF is gasified within a furnace before being combusted to create high pressure steam" which uses the term gasification but seems to more closely match a technical description of a conventional incinerator as it does not refer to thermal treatment taking place in the absence of oxygen. (Entry updated 2021-02-18)

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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.