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Information for Skelton Grange, Leeds

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: West Yorkshire
Operator: Multifuel Energy Ltd (a 50:50 joint venture between Wheelabrator and SSE)
Capacity: 410,000
Campaign Group(s): FoE Leeds / NIL: No Incinerator, Leeds
Notes: Planning permission granted to Biffa in February 2013 for a 300,000tpa conventional incinerator for C&I and possibly MSW [Source, Source, Source]. In May 2019 it was reported that Wheelabrator had secured the right to buy the site from the Harworth Group and that the intention was to increase capacity to 410,000tpa [Source, Source]. Planning reference for Biffa's 300ktpa plant is 11/03705 [See planning application]. Consultation on Environmental Permit application commenced in October 2019 [EPR/UP3904PA/A001]. In April 2020 it was reported that construction is due to commence in 2021 [Source]. A permit was granted in December 2020t [EPR/UP3904PA/A001]. (Entry updated 2020-12-10)

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