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TW Services secures planning permission for 750,000 tonne East Kent energy park

TW Services has secured planning permission for a 20-acre energy park and comprehensive waste recycling service for East Kent householders and business.

The site will handle 750,000 tonnes of waste each year and aims to provide a total solution for East Kent, handling municipal waste, food and green waste, construction and demolition waste, commercial and industrial waste, wood and hazardous waste.

TW Services director Spencer Ray said: “We are providing modern purpose designed facilities, creating the essential infrastructure needed to increase recycling capacity on the site that will handle waste from Dover, Shepway, Thanet and Canterbury for the next 10 years and beyond.”

The energy park will include: a materials recycling facility, inert materials processing plant, a soil washing plant and anaerobic digestion plant, which will handle food and green waste.

Kent County Council has fully supported  T W Services plans. In its note on the planning process the council said: “It is a fundamental plank of the East Kent Joint Waste 2010 and the development of successful and efficient waste services in the area in the future.”

Construction and operation of the site is expected to generate 80 local jobs.

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