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Information for Hanley Swan Waste Incinerator, Hangmans Lane, Hanley Castle

Status: Potential
Planning Region: West Midlands
Planning Sub-Region: Worcestershire
Operator: Mr. Peter Styles
Capacity: Unknown
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: Incinerator built in 1970s and shut down in 1995. Certificate of lawful use issued in on appeal in October 2016 (appeal ref APP/E1855/X/16/3147848). The site may be developed for housing rather than re-opening or replacing the disused incinerator. It was stated by a representative of Mr Styles in October 2016 that: "Mr Styles is in conversation with a couple of parties who are interested in reopening as some sort of incinerator" [Source]. If the site were to be brought back into use as an incinerator then the operator would need to apply for a new environmental permit. (Entry updated 2016-11-08)

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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.