Work Viridor’s energy-from-waste (EfW) plant at Trident Park in Wales will go ahead after a challenge against the facility was dismissed yesterday (March 27) at Swansea Crown Court.
The Cardiff Against the Incinerator (CATI) group had tried to halt work over planning determination in relation to vital social infrastructure. The Judge, however, ruled in favour of Cardiff council
Following the recent contract signing with Prosiect Gwyrdd, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan and Newport Councils will all send residual waste to Trident Park.
The average of 172,000 tonnes of waste per year from these councils’ residents will help generate the plant’s 28 MW of power, providing enough energy to provide 50,000 households entire electric needs.
Dan Cooke, Viridor – “Viridor is pleased with the decision today (27 March 2014), that the Judge has ruled in favour of Cardiff Council concerning planning determination in relation to vital social infrastructure, namely Viridor’s Energy from Waste plant at Trident Park”
Dan Cooke, Viridor’s Director of External Affairs, issued the following statement concerning the outcome of the Judicial Review in relation to Trident Park: “Viridor is pleased with the decision today (27 March 2014), that the Judge has ruled in favour of Cardiff Council concerning planning determination in relation to vital social infrastructure, namely Viridor’s Energy from Waste plant at Trident Park.
“We have always been fully confident in the planning position and consent for this facility and felt strongly that bringing this to court was not the best use of taxpayers money and resources.
“Viridor will now continue to focus on completing the construction of the EfW facility, which is generating jobs and investment in Cardiff and the wider region. Latest statistics show that this year an average of 565 operatives have been employed on site each month. 35 permanent roles are being created for which recruitment is underway.
“In addition, £17.5m has been placed with local companies for materials, plant hire and sub contracted work and the local economy has benefited from an estimated additional £2m to-date.”