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News - 22 February 2007
|Photo mock-up of the incinerator in situ|
Newhaven incinerator gains planning approval
A 14,000 sq metre combined waste incinerator and energy plant on the coast at Newhaven has been given planning permission by East Sussex County Council. The facility forms a major part of the Brighton & Hove waste strategy.
Construction on the North Quay site between the River Ouse and the railway line will start later this year and is expected to be completed by 2009/10. The developers are Veolia ES South Downs Ltd a subsidiary of the giant Veolia Environment Group. They anticipate that the facility will be able to handle 210,000 tonnes of waste per annum – just over 50% of the waste currently being generated in East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.
The facility will generate 16.5 megawatts of electrical energy, which will feed into the national grid. It is enough to power more than 16,500 homes.
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