Public to be consulted on application to build new energy from waste facility in Basildon

Public to be consulted on application to build new  energy from waste facility in Basildon

Members of the public will soon be asked for their views on a proposed energy from waste facility in Basildon.

A planning application is being prepared by Clearaway Recycling Ltd for two energy plants to be installed on Land South of Archers Field Close, Basildon, SS13 1DN.

Each energy plant will be capable of processing up to 75,000 tonnes of pre-prepared Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and other non-hazardous residual materials each year.

This fuel will be fired in a furnace from which the flue gases will go into a steam boiler. The produced steam will drive a steam turbine with a generator, which produces electricity. There will be two stacks, one for each plant, which will clean gases produced by the process.

Each plant will create energy for the National Grid, also allowing charging on site of a potential future electric vehicle fleet and the supply of heat to local users.

The majority of materials would be transferred from Clearaway’s nearby waste transfer and recycling site located to the south east in the same industrial estate. These residual materials are currently taken to landfill or exported.

Materials would be transferred in articulated HGVs of approximately 20-25 tonnes capacity (to be determined) and would require approximately 2-3 deliveries per hour on a 24/7 basis.

The source of materials for input to the energy facility will be from Clearaway’s existing waste management business which draws in materials from local Essex markets. Any other materials will also be drawn from materials collected within Essex.

Any planning application submitted would be consulted upon and all comments received would be taken into consideration before a decision is reached by Essex County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee. Basildon Council will be a consultee in the process.

Last updated 18 May 2020