Ince Marshes

Location: Ince Marshes, Ince, Cheshire, CH2

Capacity: 600,000 tonnes per annum

Developer: Peel Holdings

What’s the plan?

In February 2006 Peel Holdings submitted a planning proposal for a ‘Resource Recovery Park’ to Cheshire County Council. Within these plans, which include provision for a major recycling initiative, were plans for a massive 600,000 tonne EfW (Energy from Waste) incinerator. In May 2008 a public inquiry opened in Frodsham to assess the viability of this proposal.

In August 2009, despite local opposition and much to the disappointment of CHAIN and other opponents of the plans, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change granted Peel Holdings planning permission to build a Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) generating station at Ince Marshes.

When this plant is built, Cheshire will have the capacity to deal with 1.6 million tonnes of waste each year which is far in excess of the amount of waste produced in the county.

Local campaign website: none currently

Latest Update: Ince Marshes incinerator given go ahead

Ince Park has full outline consent and part detailed consent – the development will comprise an Energy from Waste (EfW) facility and Environmental Technologies Complex.

Relevant newspaper links: Chester Chronicle, Ellesmere Port Pioneer, iccheshire online