Cory Wheelabrator has formally withdrawn its planning application for the ill-fated Norfolk energy-from-waste scheme.
The joint venture move over the King’s Lynn project signals the end of a saga running for several years.
Norfolk County Council pulled out of the scheme in May 2014 as it considered it would not be able to reach financial close before a contract deadline. Councillors blamed the Department for Communities and Local Government for delaying a final decision on the project.
The council had to pay Cory Wheelabrator £33.7m in compensation under the terms of the contract.
In December, the council also decided not to sell the King’s Lynn site to any organisation or individual planning to build an incinerator.
However, its environment committee rejected an anti-incineration policy, when asked to agree a set of policies to govern the authority’s long-term waste management plans.