Wednesday, 21st April, 2021

Riverside Optimisation Project planning application

The Riverside Resource Recovery Facility (‘RRRF’) operated by Riverside Resource Recovery Limited (trading as part of the Cory Riverside Energy group (Cory)) is an Energy Recovery Facility (‘ERF’) situated at Norman Road in Belvedere within the London Borough of Bexley (‘LBB’).

Operating since 2011, RRRF has recently been fitted internally with an upgraded operational control system. This technology enables RRRF to be operated more efficiently than its original design when first built.

In order to realise this increased efficiency, the terms of the relevant permissions that RRRF currently operates under needs to be amended.

Consequently, Riverside Resource Recovery Limited is submitting to the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘BEIS’) an application (‘the Application’) under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989 to:

  • amend the power generation description of RRRF in the 2015 s.36 Variation (reference GDBC/003/00001C-06) to change the energy generation limit from ‘up to 72MW’ to ‘up to ‘80.5MW’;
  • vary the conditions attached to the 2017 Permission for RRRF (reference 16/02167/FUL), to increase the maximum waste throughput from 785,000 tonnes per annum (‘tpa’) to 850,000 tpa; and
  • amend the 2015 s.36 Variation and to incorporate into the new deemed planning permission the amendments authorised by the Secretary of State in the Riverside Energy Park (‘REP’) Development Consent Order (‘DCO’)1 regarding the ash storage area for RRRF and use of the jetty by both RRRF and REP

These changes together are called the Riverside Optimisation Project, or ‘ROP’. More information on RRRF’s existing operations and ROP is provided in application submitted under section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989 and included below:

Title Appendix A.5 Drawing 2.4A
Document 836KB
Title Appendix A.7 REP Works Plan Sheet 2
Document 919KB
Title Appendix B.2 Predicted Impacts of Primary Pollutants at Human Receptors
Document 691KB
Title Appendix D.1 Carbon Assessment
Document 889KB
Title Cover Letter – Application for a section 36C variation under the Electricity Act 1989 and a section 90 direction under the TCPA 1990
Document 115KB
Title Appendix B.4 Note on Public Health and Evidence 50407 Riverside Optimisation Project EIA Report Non-Technical Summary
Document 8,786KB
Title 50407 Riverside Optimisation Project EIA Report Volume 1 Main Report
Document 1,389KB
Title Appendix A.2 ROP EIA Scoping Report
Document 4,906KB
Title Appendix B.1 Figures
Document 10,948KB
Title Appendix A.6 Drawing D1.2
Document 3,586KB
Title 50407 ROP Habitats Regulations Assessment
Document 1,299KB
Title 50407 Riverside Optimisation Project EIA Report Volume 2 Appendices
Document 357KB
Title Appendix A.1 Application Site Location Plan Planning Statement
Document 1,251KB
Title Appendix A.3 BEIS EIA Scoping Opinion
Document 242KB
Title Regulation 5 and Regulation 22(5) Notice
Document 116KB
Title Appendix A.4 EIA Team Expertise and Qualifications
Document 169KB
Title Planning Statement
Document 2,895KB