Construction begins at Cornwall Energy Recovery C


Work began this week on the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre (CERC) following the decision by the Supreme Court to allow it to proceed.

Campaigners from the Cornwall Waste Forum had appealed to the Supreme Court against the Court of Appeal’s decision to reinstate the planning permission for CERC.


Workers were forced to down tools earlier this year when campaigners appealed. But now works will be carried out to establish the main compound, establish boundary fencing, set out engineering control points, vegetation clearance, ecological watching brief and erection of noise monitoring stations.

The work will be carried out by CORMAC Solutions on behalf of Cornwall Council for the £117 million energy from waste facility.

SITA UK will build and operate the plant under the 30-year contract it signed with Cornwall County Council (now Cornwall Council) in 2006.