Latest information on the proposed Wisbech Energy From Waste Plant planning application
Despite the fact this facility will be in Wisbech in Fenland district, the borough council is also what is termed a ‘host planning authority’, as the grid connection route and substation would be within the borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.
Council officers have worked with the other host authorities, which are Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council, and Norfolk County Council, in contributing to the recent Examination of the proposed facility, and borough councillors have also discussed the proposals at full council and planning committee, and fed into the process as necessary, including some councillors taking part in the Examination.
The council has agreed a position of opposition to the proposed scheme and the council re-stated its opposition to the scheme as part of the Examination process.
What happens next
The Examination closed on 21 August 2023.
There will now be a period of three months from this date for the Examining Authority to write its report and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State, a deadline date of 21 November 2023. The Secretary of State will then have a further three months in which to make a decision.
Further information about the process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website.