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Information for Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERF), Former wholesale market on Pontefract Lane in Cross Green, Leeds

Status: Existing
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: West Yorkshire
Operator: Veolia
Capacity: 200,000
Campaign Group(s): FoE Leeds / No Incinerator, Leeds / No2incinerator
Notes: Operations began in April 2016 [Source]. Planning permission granted February 2013 [Source, See planning application]. Leeds signed a Waste PFI with Veolia in November 2012 [Source]. The BEIS 2020 Q1 Heat Networks Pipeline Report associates this incinerator with a district heat network [Source]. (Entry updated 2020-07-08)

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
GP3334CXVeolia ES Leeds LtdLeeds Recycling and Energy Recovery FacilityFormer Wholesale Market Site, Newmarket Approach, Cross Green, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 0RJ,Permit issued164Municipal waste0.71YesDesign10/18/2012

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
GP3334CX18/07/2013Veolia ES Leeds LtdLeeds RERFFormer Wholesale Market Site,Newmarket Approach,Cross Green,LEEDS,West Yorkshire LS9 0RJYorkshire & the HumberWest YorkshireYorkshireMunicipal and/or Industrial & Commercial179,580---------16,331165940 171567 188,797

Environment Agency 2018 Pollution Inventory: Substances

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

GP3334CXYorkshireAirNitrous oxide1000030,238.00EfWEfW
GP3334CXYorkshireAirNitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) as NO2100000151,032.00EfWEfW
GP3334CXYorkshireAirCarbon dioxide10000000155,381.00EfWEfW

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