Changes to Peterborough energy from waste plant approved


Viridor has been granted planning permission for its changes to its proposed energy from waste facility in Peterborough.

Peterborough City Council planning and environmental protection committee approved the application for an 85,000 tonnes per year plant with just one abstention and no objections.


Viridor head of projects Robert Ryan welcomed the almost unanimous decision by the council committee. He said: “We proposed changes to the existing planning permission to maximise the benefits from the proposal to the council and the local area.

“Our proposals will result in additional efficiency from the plant and a smaller building, all of which contribute towards cutting the city’s waste disposal costs and carbon footprint.”

Once built, the facility will divert 94 per cent of the residual waste collected in the area from landfill and will generate 7.25MW of electricity.