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Information for Former Solaglas Site, Ripley Road, Bradford

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: West Yorkshire
Operator: BioGen Power / Bradford Energy Recovery Limited / Energos
Capacity: 160,000
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Planning permission has been approved for the "worlds largest waste gasification facility" [Source, Source]. Planning permission renewed in July 2013 [See planning application 13/01257/FUL]. LetsRecycle.com reported in June 2013 that: "According to Energos ’s application, the development has been delayed due to ‘uncertainty in the financial markets ’ and more time is still needed to obtain funding" [Source]. According to the application "waste will be delivered to the Facility from commercial, industrial, some construction and demolition Sources. The facility could also accept household waste arisings". The technology is the same as that which has failed to work in the Isle of Wight, Dargavel and Iceland - see entry for Dargavel in Dumfriesshire. Future uncertain as Energos entered administration in July 2016 [Source]. (Entry updated 2016-08-10)

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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.