Lakeside Energy from Waste plant may be demolished and rebuilt for new Heathrow runway

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The proposed third runway at Heathrow is likely to mean that the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant near to the airport would need to be demolished and rebuilt.

Lakeside Energy from Waste Ltd is a joint venture between Viridor and Grundon and the facility sits on the site of the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Associated Grundon waste management and recycling facilities would also need to be demolished.

In a statement, Lakeside Energy from Waste said: “Lakeside Energy from Waste Ltd will now seek to ensure the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility – and the associated waste management and recycling facilities within the Colnbrook complex – can be relocated on a like for like basis at a nearby suitable site, with minimal disruption, as soon as possible.

“We will work closely with Heathrow Airport and the relevant local and regulatory authorities to make sure these regionally significant facilities are delivered.”

The Government yesterday announced that it planned to proceed with a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

In the Airports Commission (Davies) Report, it was concluded that the Lakeside plant should be relocated as it plays “a significant role in regional and local waste management and has a valuable capacity to process clinical waste and other contaminated materials…Its replacement is necessary.”