We have submitted a further planning application to Norfolk County Council in respect of our Wretham Facility at Larkshall Mill, in Norfolk.

We are currently building an aggregate manufacturing and carbon capture facility at the site. This will turn up to 30,000 tonnes of waste per year (mainly Air Pollution Control residues) into a carbon neutral/negative aggregate using our patented Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) . The ACT process uses Carbon Dioxide to treat the waste; this carbon dioxide is permanently captured. We received planning permission for this last year.

The installation works relating to that consent are progressing, with an anticipated operational start date of early Autumn 2023.

The new application is for a larger facility, which would process up to 100,000 tonnes of waste per year. We consulted on these proposals last year and are now in a position to seek planning permission for them. You may remember that, at the time of consultation, we expected to have to apply to the Secretary of State for Energy, Security and Net Zero for a Development Consent Order.

This has now changed due to new case law, and we are now able to submit our application to Norfolk County Council as the waste planning authority for the decision to be made locally.

Notwithstanding the change in planning process, we have taken into account the comments made through our consultation last year.

The application is available to view on Norfolk County Council’s website: link details to be provided once available. This includes a substantial amount of information about our plans and the way we have assessed and mitigated potential environmental impacts from them.

Many of the reports included within the application are technical. We would be very happy to answer any questions you may have about them – you can contact us on Freephone 0800 0194 576 or by emailing larkshallmillconsultaion@secnewgate.co.uk.

Please be aware that any comments you have as part of Norfolk County Council’s statutory consultation must be submitted directly to the Council.

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