Inspectorate rejects plan to exclude climate change resilience assessment from EfW environmental statement

The developer behind a huge proposed Cambridgeshire energy-from-waste (EfW) plant has been told by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) that the environmental statement being drawn up for the scheme must consider the need for climate change resilience measures.

This week, the Planning Inspectorate published its opinion on the scope of the environmental statement being prepared for the proposed 53 megawatt equivalent (MWe) Medworth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility on the Algores Way industrial estate in Wisbech. If granted planning permission, the plant would be able to burn over half-a-million tonnes of household and commercial waste each year, according to developers MVV Environment.

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