The future of the East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF)
To remind you about the project, the proposed development at the ENRMF comprises the construction of new landfill void to the west of the currently consented hazardous waste and low level radioactive waste landfill area (the western extension) and the alteration of the restoration profile and the timescale for completion of the existing landfill site in order to integrate the final landscape of the existing site with the proposed western extension. The application includes an increase in the consented throughput of waste to the waste treatment and recovery facility and an increase in the total input rate to the site. In order to construct the proposed void for the western extension it will be necessary to win and work minerals including the extraction of soils, overburden and clay. The soils and some clay will be retained on site for use in site restoration and the construction of the low permeability engineered liner and capping layers. The remaining materials will be exported off site for use elsewhere. The application includes the alteration of the operational period of the current site activities and the western extension to 2046.
As you may recall the proposals at ENRMF are classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project under the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) and consent must be granted by the Secretary of State (SoS) in the form of a DCO. PINS is an impartial public body whose role is to consider all important and relevant matters and advise the Secretary of State whether consent should be granted for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
Augean’s application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for an extension in the area and life of the East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF) was submitted on 8 September 2021 and was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 24 September 2021.
Augean has been committed for many years to working alongside local communities to create a greater understanding of any planning applications made by the company. We recognise that the nature of our business and the wastes that are manged can generate concern in those living and working near our sites, therefore we try to promote opportunities for the community to learn more about the wastes we accept and how we operate.