Colnbrook incinerator relocation

1 August 2020

Grundon has decided to withdraw its planning application for relocation of the Colnbrook incinerator. No explanation has been provided publically, so we can only surmise that it is due to the impact on Heathrow from the pandemic. Link to withdrawal letter here.


14 May 2020

The Environment Aganecy is consultting on Grundon's application for environmental permits for its High Temperature Incinerator (HTI) and its Energy from Waste (EfW) plant after it is relocated (for building the third runway at Heathrow). The online surveys and non technical summary, plus detailed supporting information, can be found at the links below. The consultation closes on 27 May 2020.


Despite being sited much closer to Richings Park, Grundon states that the 'magnitude of change of short-term nitrogen dioxide and sulphur concentrations will only be 'slight adverse' in some areas, and the extent of the impact will be limited and only predicted to occur under conservative assumptions'. They conclude that the overall effect on local air quality will not be significant and that there will be no potential for significant cumulative effects when combined with Cemex operations, Link Park and the M4 Smart Motorway. Cumulative effects of any airport expansion schemes would beed to be further considered by Heathrow.


High Temperature Incinerator

Energy from Waste plant


15 February 2020

Additional information has been submitted to the planning authority (Slouch Borough Council) on the planned relocation of the Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) plant (the Colnbrook incinerator). This is clarification of information already submitted in the Environmental Impact Statement. Link here to further details.


There will also be a further consultation on changes to the access road, the landscape design and on groundwater. The application can be viewed here (reference no. P/17826/000).  RPRA had previously objected on the grounds that the green belt immediately surrounding our area and to the south is under threat from the expansion plans by Heathrow Airport and relocation of the current EfW plant to the proposed site (closer to Richings Park) will add to the loss. 


In response to the planning application, South Bucks District Council (SBDC) has requested a Section 106 payment of £150,000 for the Ivers Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and £60,000 for air quality monitoring equipment.

A video outlining the operation of the plant can be viewed here:    VIDEO



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