UK: CfD-backed plant applies to change EP

A consultation has been opened into an application by Gent Fairhead & Co (GFC) for a variation to its environmental permit, which would see its Rivenhall-based EfW plant lower its stack height if granted.

According to a consultation into the change, which was opened yesterday and runs until 21 February, GFC want to be allowed to reduce the plant’s stack height to 35 metres above surrounding ground level from 58 metres.

The site secured a environmental permit in 2017 with the taller stack height, however, the planning permission for the site was granted with the lower height.

GFC has also applied to Essex County Council to change the planning permission to match the environmental permit.  

GFC started working with Belgium-based Indaver on the EfW plant last year. The facility, which is being built on the former Rivenhall Airfield near Kelvedon in Essex, was the largest EfW plant to win contract for difference (CfDs) subsidies in the scheme’s first round in February 2015.

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