Our proposal

The proposed Resource Recovery Centre facility will be constructed on part of the disused New England quarry, Lee Mill, near Ivybridge.  The site is identified as suitable for this purpose within the local development plan.  The proposed development would include: 

  • an EfW facility capable of treating 275,000 tonnes of residual waste a year;
  • an on-site bottom ash treatment and recycling facility producing approximately 62,500 tonnes a year of recycled aggregates for the local construction market;
  • a non-hazardous landfill for waste that is unsuitable for either recycling or EfW processing - such as bulky or oversize commercial or household waste, road sweepings, and any bottom ash from the EfW facility that cannot be recycled or sold;
  • a visitor and education centre, promoting waste prevention, the importance of recycling, best practice and explaining the role and function of EfW;
  • a new site access road and improvements to existing access onto the Lee Mill junction of the A38.

The proposal makes good use of a site that has been the subject of mineral extraction development for many years and is allocated for development in the Waste Local Plan for Devon.

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