Drop in session for Pembroke Dock waste permit

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will hold a drop in session on Wednesday 8th May 2019 to allow people the opportunity to discuss an application for an environmental permit from Milford Haven Port Authority.

It will take place at the Pembroke Dock Town Council office, Diamond Street, SA72 6BT between 2-7pm. 

The company has applied for a permit to allow businesses using the port to temporarily store waste on site, before it is transferred elsewhere. 

It proposes to store waste which will be used to produce energy. Usually this is processed baled waste and loose processed wood waste.  It contains non-hazardous waste from homes and businesses, which can be used as fuel to produce electricity in offsite energy-from-waste facilities. 

All waste sites must have a permit before they can operate. To be granted a permit the operators must show that they have the right infrastructure, management techniques and equipment to deal with the waste in the proposed area.   

At the drop in session, NRW staff will be available to talk people through the company’s application and what it proposes to do, to explain how to permitting process works, and how people can submit their views as part of the ongoing consultation. 

Andrea Winterton, Operations Manager from NRW said: 

“The Milford Haven Waterway, as well as being a key hub for the energy industry, is a rich habitat for wildlife, and part of the Pembrokeshire Marine Special Area of Conservation. 

“We will only grant a permit if we are confident that the company has the right plans and measures in place to run the site without causing harm to local people or the environment. 

“Our experts will now begin their assessment, but local knowledge is incredibly valuable to us. All comments we receive as part of our consultation will be considered when it comes to making our decision.” 

The consultation will close on 21st May 2019

A hard copy is available by request to the email or postal address below.

All comments need to be received in writing by 21st May 2019 to permittingconsultations@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk or:

Permitting Team Leader (Waste), Natural Resources Wales, Permitting Service (Cardiff), Cambria House, 29 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0TP

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