Slough council will consult on plans to build a like-for-like replacement of the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook, which is to be taken down to accommodate a new runway at Heathrow Airport.
The council has today (17 July) validated the planning application for the new facility, which if approved will be built at a location around 600 metres west of the existing plant.
The 440,000 tonnes per-year capacity facility and adjoining high temperature incinerator are to be relocated to accommodate Heathrow’s proposed third runway.
Lakeside EfW is a joint venture between Grundon Waste Management and Viridor, while the adjoining incinerator is independently operated by Grundon Waste Management.
Slough borough council will now carry out its own statutory consultation on the plans, application documents for which are available on the council’s website.
LKS EfW director Richard Skehens said: “This is a significant milestone in our proposals for a like-for-like replacement of the existing Lakeside facilities. We’re grateful to everyone who has helped us reach this point and look forward to working with Slough Borough Council as the planning application progresses through the planning system.”
Opened in 2010, the Lakeside EfW is a treatment plant for municipal and commercial waste in the South East of England.
Plans for a third runway at Heathrow were backed last year by MPs, who voted overwhelmingly in favour of the plans in June 2018.
Consultation on the Heathrow Airport expansion, which includes proposals for the future layout of the airport, including a third runway and other airport infrastructure such as terminals and road access, runs until 13 September.