Sita UK has submitted a formal planning application to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to build its energy-from-waste (EfW) facility with railway access in Tees Valley.
The facility, called the North East Energy Recovery Centre (NEERC), would be built on land adjacent to the companys existing Tees Valley EfW plant.
It would manage up to 256,000 tonnes of household and commercial waste each year and produce electricity to supply the homes in a town the size of Hartlepool.
Sita general manager at the Tees Valley EfW facility Graham Ingleson said: This new generation energy recovery facility, that involves an investment in the area of over £120 million, will see the development of a plant that will produce renewable energy and reduce the need for landfill in the north east.
In April, the company held an exhibition to introduce our plans to key partners, stakeholders and residents living near the proposed plant. We received a very positive response and have agreed to work closely with all interested parties during construction and especially once the facility is up and running.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is expected to make a decision before the end of the year.
Image: Artist impression of NEERC site
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