UK waste recovery park receives planning

Waste management company AmeyCespa has secured a green light for its Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park (MKWRP) project 11 weeks after submission of the planning application. 

MKWRP will have the capacity to process up to 140,000 tonnes of municipal, industrial and commercial residual waste a year to generate approximately 7MW of renewable energy, 5.8MW of which will be exported to the National Grid.

The facility will comprise mechanical treatment, a combined anaerobic digestion in-vessel composting system and an advanced thermal treatment facility, as well as a visitor centre, offices and weighbridge.

Environmental and planning support came from consultancy SLR which developed the planning application and environmental statement on AmeyCespa’s behalf.

 ‘Following submission in April we received no objections from consultees and no formal requests for additional information,’ says SLR principal Chris Herbert.

Construction is expected to start next year with MKWRP becoming operational in 2016.

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