The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on its draft approval of the MVV Environment Ltd’s bid for an Energy from Waste facility in Medworth, Cambridgeshire. The EA wants final views before approval of a environmental permit to the Medworth facility.
The development will not just include the EfW facility but also the connections to the electricity grid and industrial heat users. MVV Environment Ltd also plans to supply energy in the form of steam to nearby food production and packaging facilities.
According to MVV Environment Ltd’s website on their Medworth proposal, they plan to divert over half a million tonnes of non-recyclable waste from landfill each year, generating 50 megawatts of electricity.
MVV Environment Ltd have said the total investment will be over £300 million, with the anticipated construction time three years. During construction, it is estimated they will employ up to 700 people.
There has been some concern received from residents who live near the Algores Way industrial estate, where the EfW facility will be built if approved. The EA will issue its final decision after the consultation closes, wishing to balance benefits for the country with the concerns of locals.