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Information for Northacre Renewable Energy Centre, Stephenson Road, Northacre Trading Estate, Westbury

Status: Potential
Planning Region: South West
Planning Sub-Region: Wiltshire
Operator: Northacre Renewable Energy Ltd (Hills Group)
Capacity: 160,000
Campaign Group(s): North Wiltshire FoE and Westbury Gasification Action Group (WGAG) / No Westbury Incinerator and South West Wiltshire Green Party

Notes: In August 2020 a planning application was made to change the technology to conventional incineration (20/06775/WCM). The Environment Agency announced in September 2020 that a permit application had been submitted for the conventional incinerator. Initially proposed to use ENERGOS gasification technology (Source), but in June 2020 it was announced that the developers would be moving to a conventional incinerator technology and intended to submit a planning application to allow for this [Source]. Planning application for a gasification plant approved in June 2019 (ref 18/09473/WCM) with both R1 and Climate Change planning conditions. Planning application for previous scheme submitted in June 2016 [S/16/1055] and refused in September 2017 [Source] and subsequently appealed in February 2018 (Appeal Ref. 3215579). The appeal was withdrawn in August 2019 after the other planning consent had been issued. Not to be confused with the Honda plant at the same industrial estate. (Entry updated 2020-09-17)

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