Severn Waste Services and Mercia Waste Management

20 July 2012

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF ENVIRECOVER EFW PROPOSAL

 

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF ENVIRECOVER EFW PROPOSAL

FOLLOWING THE HARTLEBURY PUBLIC ENQUIRY, THE SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCES HIS DECISION

Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Council waste management contractor Mercia Waste Management is delighted to have been told that Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has approved its planning application for its Energy from Waste facility at Hartlebury, “EnviRecover” which will;


have a capacity to safely treat and recover energy and materials from 200,000 tonnes of residual waste

provide up to 15.5MW of electricity, enough electricity to supply around 20,000 homes per year

be capable of providing direct heat/steam/space cooling for local businesses and industries

will compliment initiatives for re-using, recycling and minimising waste

create the final link in an integrated waste management solution for the County Councils and their residents


Mercia Director, John Plant said: “The Public Inquiry into our proposals to build EnviRecover at Hartlebury Trading Estate was an important step for a facility that is critical for the environmentally sustainable management of waste for the Councils. It represents a solution that will be both effective and economically sustainable. We are delighted that the Secretary of State has reviewed the evidence and found in our favour.

“It endorses our belief that EnviRecover is an appropriate, robust, and sustainable waste management solution for the local authorities, a solution that brings added benefits through generating renewable energy, and stimulating the local economy. This state-of-the-art residual waste treatment infrastructure will end reliance on unsustainable and costly landfill.

“Importantly, the new plant will recover valuable, low-carbon energy from the waste that is left over after recycling, and ash that will be used as an aggregate replacement.

“From a National perspective the plant will also contribute to the UK’s push to reduce the use of traditional fossil fuels to generate energy.

“The planning process leading to this decision has been rigorous and thorough, ensuring broad local public consultation and involvement. This gives confidence that this is the right way to ensure more sustainable and cost-effective waste and resource management for Herefordshire and Worcestershire,” added Mr Plant.


Severn Waste Services
The Marina, Kings Road, Evesham
Worcestershire WR11 3XZ

Tel: 01386 443376
Fax: 01386 446757
Email: enquiries@severnwaste.co.uk

Mercia Waste Management
The Marina, Kings Road, Evesham
Worcestershire WR11 3XZ

Tel: 01386 443376
Fax: 01386 446757
Email: enquiries@severnwaste.co.uk

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