Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

IPC sends Covanta's Rookery Pit application to 'pre-examination' stage

Covanta Energy has had its application accepted for a Development Consent Order on its plans for a £350m resource recovery facility (RRF) at Rookery South Pit, Bedfordshire, by the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC).

The application, which was submitted at the beginning of August, will now enter the ‘pre-examination’ and ‘examination’ phases of the IPC decision-making process. This allows the IPC, the general public and interested parties to scrutinise the application.

Covanta proposes to take 585,000 tonnes of household and business waste from the surrounding area and generate enough electricity to power 82,500 homes using an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility.

Managing director Malcolm Chilton said: “This is an important step forward in our proposals to build and operate a modern EfW facility and materials recovery facility on this site. [The RRF is] a positive step forward for the environment and a sustainable way for generating power.”

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.