Incinerator application continues, with more time to have your say

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People will have another opportunity to comment on Calder Valley Skip Hire’s application to Calderdale Council for an Environmental Permit to run a small waste incinerator plant at Belmont Industrial Estate in Sowerby Bridge.

Following the previous two public consultations, the Council has reviewed the significant amount of feedback received. In response, the Council is asking Calder Valley Skip Hire for more information before it makes a decision on the permit. Local people will be able to have their say on this additional information when it is available on the Council’s website.

Based on people’s feedback, the Council needs to know more about the proposed amount of fuel to be burned and the energy recovered, and is serving a ‘Request for Information’ to the company. It also needs a ‘Health Impact Assessment’ to assess any potential links between pollutants that may be emitted to land and water, and likely or unlikely health effects that may arise.

The receipt and online publication of this additional information will start a further 21-day public consultation. The date will be confirmed in due course.

This means there is a new date for when the Council will decide whether or not to allow the Environmental Permit, which will be after the original deadline of Wednesday 26June 2024.

All the new information to comment on will be published on the Council’s website at

Every response to the previous consultations will also be published (and kept anonymous) on the website. This will happen before the next consultation starts, to give people time to consider the responses and give feedback.

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