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Waste Disposal

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications have been (a) made and (b) approved relating to energy from waste infrastructure; how many structures have been built consequentially; and if she will make a statement. (253290)

Communities and Local Government collects statistics for the number of planning applications which have been made and approved for ‘incineration with energy recovery’ waste facilities. However, the applications approved in any particular year are not necessarily the same facilities for which applications were made in that year. The information is set out in the following table:

Financial year

Applications made

Applications approved

2000-01

11

11

2001-02

11

5

2002-03

7

6

2003-04

5

5

2004-05

5

5

2005-06

8

8

2006-07

13

12

2007-08

5

5

Source:

Communities and Local Government General Development Control Returns, CPS1/2

Communities and Local Government does not hold details on whether these facilities have been subsequently built or brought into operation.