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East Northants Resource Management Facility – acceptance of application for Development Consent Order for examination.

This online exhibition provides further information on the application and how you can participate in the examination process.

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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.

 

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Exhibition

Please take your time to read through the series of boards that form the exhibition and which have been updated to reflect the current application. We hope you find the information helpful and informative.

If you would prefer to look at the exhibition boards in a hard copy format please ring our Telephone Helpline: 01904 654989 or send us an Email: ENRMF@augeanconsultation.co.uk and we will post an exhibition pack to you.

View the exhibition boards

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Further reading

Here are some of the main application documents that you can read or download.

If you would like to view any of these documents in a different format please ring our Telephone Helpline: 01904654989 or send us an Email: ENRMF@augeanconsultation.co.uk and we will be pleased to help you.

The full suite of application documents is available on the East Northants Resource Management Facility Western Extension project page on the PINS website via the link below:

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/east-midlands/east-northants-resource-management-facility-western-extension/

The application documents include a Consultation Report which summarises the consultation that has been undertaken prior to the submission of the application together with a description of where the points raised during the consultation are addressed in the application (where necessary) (document reference 4.2.18, Appendix CRR).

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Visitor days and online presentations

Although Covid restrictions have been generally relaxed, as ENRMF is a part of the country's critical infrastructure we are continuing to limit visitors at present. While trying to control numbers at the site, we are planning to arrange a series of visitor days at ENRMF, to allow the local community to see the operation of the site first-hand, and also some online presentations with a focus on ecology which we think will be of interest to many. We will circulate details of these in due course.

In the meantime, if you would like to register your interest in attending a visitor day  or participating in online presentations please ring our Telephone Helpline: 01904654989 or send us an Email: ENRMF@augeanconsultation.co.uk and we will be pleased to help you.

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What happens next

As Augean’s application for a DCO for an extension in the area and life of the ENRMF has been accepted for examination by the PINS on behalf of the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the application has now entered the pre-examination stage of the process. Between Friday 15 October 2021 and 11.59pm on Thursday 9 December 2021, stakeholders and consultees are now able to register their interest with PINS to become Interested Parties.

PINS will then appoint an independent examiner or panel of examiners (referred to as the Examining Authority) who carry out a six month examination with hearings and consider any representations made by Interested Parties. Following the examination, the Examining Authority will make a recommendation to the Secretary of State who will then decide whether or not a DCO should be made.

Further information regarding the DCO application process can be found on the National Infrastructure Planning website at:

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/application-process/the-process/

or by telephone on 0303 444 5000.

What happens next

 

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Registering as an Interested Party

The period for making representations starts on Friday 15 October 2021 and will end at 11.59pm on Thursday 9 December 2021.

Registering as an Interested Party means that you have the right to make representations about the application for a DCO that is being examined. You will be kept informed by PINS about the progress of the examination and you will be notified about the decision of the SoS.  Interested Parties can participate in the Preliminary Meeting and any hearings that take place during the examination.  You will be able to submit further written evidence to the Examining Inspector (known as the Examining Authority) as part of the process.

The Planning Inspectorate has issued detailed advice on registering as an interested party and making a relevant representation. A copy of this Advice Note (8.2 – How to Register to Participate in an Examination) can be viewed here.

The Registration and Relevant Representation form will be available from PINS once the registration/representation period has opened on 15 October 2021 on the relevant page for the Application via the National Infrastructure Planning website:

https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/east-midlands/east-northants-resource-management-facility-western-extension/

If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the Planning Inspectorate’s helpline: 0303 444 5000, quoting the name of the Application and the Planning Inspectorate’s reference number WS010005.

Alternatively, you can request a hard copy of the registration form by telephoning the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000 quoting the name of the Application and the Planning Inspectorate’s reference number WS010005. Completed forms should then be sent to the Planning Inspectorate by email or post.

Email: ENRMFextension@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

Post: The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure, 3K, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN

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Any questions?

If you have any questions please contact us and we will respond to them as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone about the proposals please ring our Telephone Helpline: 01904654989 or send us an Email: ENRMF@augeanconsultation.co.uk or you can write to ENRMF Project Office, 52 The Tannery, Lawrence Street, York YO10 3WH and we will be pleased to help you.

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Register of Stakeholders

We hold a list of emails and addresses of members of the public who have expressed an interest in activities at the site, so that we can quickly and effectively provide feedback and send you more information by email or post about events, updates on the application and other information you may find useful. If you have not already done so, if you would like to be included on this list please complete the registration form. You can also contact us on Telephone Helpline: 01904654989 or send us an Email: ENRMF@augeanconsultation.co.uk or you can write to ENRMF Project Office, 52 The Tannery, Lawrence Street, York YO10 3WH. We are compliant with current data protection legislation and a full copy of our data protection and privacy policy can be provided on request.