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Waste Management

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the locations broken down by (a) county and (b) region of (i) existing waste incinerators and (ii) pending planning applications for waste incinerators in England and Wales. [117482]

There are at present 16 Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) incinerators operating in the whole of the UK, two of which are in Scotland. Details of planning applications for proposed facilities that have yet to be

LocationMSW/year (kilotonnes)Net capacity (MW) (megawatts)Operator
Cleveland (Billingham)24520SITA
SELCHP (Lewisham, London)42032Onyx/SELCHP
Tyseley (Birmingham)35025Onyx
Edmonton (north London)60032SITA/London Waste
Coventry CHP21517.7Coventry and Solihull
Dudley907Martin Engineering Systems
Wolverhampton1058Martin Engineering Systems
Stoke20012.5Martin Engineering Systems
Nottingham CHP15013Waste Recycling Group Ltd.
Bolton (Manchester)13010Greater Manchester Waste
Sheffield CHP1356.8Onyx
Kirklees13512SITA
Isle of Wight (RDF)351.8Biff a
Pebsham (RDF)Z5Z5Slough Heat and Power
There are many hundreds of other incinerators for sewage sludge, hazardous waste, clinical waste, production waste from factories etc. In England and Wales, the larger plant generally is regulated by the Environment Agency and details of their locations are available on the Environment Agency's public register. Other plant, that is part of another process regulated by the Agency, may not be shown separately on the register. Smaller plant is regulated by local authorities. In Scotland all such plant are regulated by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
OperatorLocationSize, t/yrPlanning statusPermit status
NEWLINCS DevelopmentsGrimsby56,000GrantedIPC authorised. PPC application to be submitted
OnyxPortsmouth165,000Granted after appealIPC authorised. PPC application expected this year
OnyxMarchwood, Southampton160,000GrantedIPC authorised. PPC application being determined
Surrey Waste ManagementCapel, Surrey116,000Granted, but there has been a successful legal challengePPC permit issued
GrundonsSlough400,000GrantedIPC authorised. PPC application expected
OnyxChineham, Surrey110,000GrantedPPC permit issued
HLC Waste Management ServicesNeath, Port Talbot85,000GrantedPPC permit issued
Waste Recycling GroupHull150,000Planning appeal turned downPPC permit issued
Kent EnviropowerMaidstone, Kent500,000GrantedPPC permit being determined
Riverside Resource RecoveryBexley, London580,000 nominal capacityApplication submitted; public enquiry pendingIPC authorised; PPC application pending
ShanksMilton Keynes353,000Application submittedPPC application to be submitted if planning permission granted
OnyxSheffield225,000Application approvedPPC application determined
SitaRidham Dock, Kent200,000Subject to a planning appealNo application
County Environment ServicesRoche, Cornwall64,000Application submittedNo application