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East London gasification facility granted planning permission

Planning permission has been granted for a 15MW energy from waste (EfW) gasification facility in east London.

The facility, proposed by waste management company Cyclamax, is due to be built on a site at Dagenham Docks as part of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation’s plan to develop a Sustainable Industries Park in east London.

The plant, which was granted planning permission on July 8, will treat 112,000 tonnes of waste per annum and as a result will generate enough power for 31,500 homes, around 45% of all Barking and Dagenham households.

The facility will also provide heating, cooling and power to the other business located on the Sustainable Industries Park.

Cyclamax managing director Tom Watkins said: “We are obviously delighted to have gained our planning permission and it clearly shows that there is a strong appetite for low carbon energy generation, providing energy for local people and businesses. 

“As part of the London Sustainable Industries Park, Dagenham Dock we are pleased to be part of this regeneration project and hope this is a model that can be rolled out across the country.”

The operation of the energy plant is expected to bring a total of 35 permanent jobs and over £1.1M of wages into the local economy and it is due to be fully operational by 2013.

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