Our Proposals

The proposed Severn Road Resource Recovery Centre will incorporate:

  • A Material Recycling Facility (MRF), for up to 150,000 tonnes per year which would separate recyclable materials from other waste.
  • An Energy from Waste (EfW) facility capable of treating up to 350,000 tonnes per year of residues from the MRF and other residual waste.
  • A facility to recycle the majority of residues from the EfW to produce aggregates for the construction industry

OS Site Plan

Residues from the MRF and residual wastes brought to the facility will be burnt in a controlled process using the most up-to-date equipment, much like a conventional power station. The resulting emissions will be treated so that they meet stringent European Waste Incineration Directive (WID) standards and will be strictly regulated and monitored by the Environment Agency. The facility will need to be granted an Environmental Permit from the Environment Agency to be able to operate.

In developing new and improved facilities for safely managing the community's wastes, it is essential to prevent any negative impact on the local environment as a result of operations. A full Environmental Impact Assessment has been prepared by independent experts, for submission with the planning application.

This study has covered the full anticipated effect of the facility on the environment incorporating,  air quality, noise, traffic, visual appearance, ecology, archaeology, hydrology, hydrogeology and ground conditions.

It has been demonstrated that the facility will not have an adverse impact on the environment and will make a significant beneficial contribution to moving the management of waste up the waste hierarchy in the Bristol and West of England area.

Bristol City Council recently turned down Viridor’s planning application for the Severn Road Resource Recovery Centre. The company is now considering whether to appeal the decision.

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