Cory Environmental has submitted a planning application for a recycling and residual waste transfer facility for commercial and industrial (C&I) waste at the Cornwall Bio Park near Scorrier, Redruth.
Proposals include a clean MRF with 35,000 tonnes of yearly capacity to sort commingled recyclables – including paper, cardboard, steel and aluminium cans and plastic bottles – from local businesses.
A bulk transfer facility will have a 115,000-tonne capacity, and will be used for temporary storage and transfer of residual waste. It will have the potential to produce refuse-derived fuel. It is hoped this fuel will feed into another facility being developed on the Bio Park, which was formerly known as the Hallenbeagle industrial estate.
The Cornwall Bio Bark agreed a development plan – the Hallenbeagle East Framework – with Cornwall Council in March, and the planning application submitted is in accordance with this. It is therefore likely that the application will be approved, which could happen by January 2012, so the facility could be operational by this time next year.
Cory Environmental Municipal Services general manager Nigel Carr said: “These proposals fit within the agreed development framework for the Bio Park site and will deliver a facility that builds on years of public consultation.
“Cory has developed the plans to provide a much-needed commercial and industrial waste facility for businesses in Cornwall. Environmentally beneficial features of the proposals include the generation of electricity with solar photovoltaic roof panels.”