UPDATE: The Secretary of State granted development consent for the Riverside Energy Park on 9th April 2020. For further information please refer to the Riverside Energy Park page on the Planning Inspectorate website.

Cory submitted an application for development consent to the Secretary of State, which was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate on 14th December 2018 and the examination was completed on 9th October 2019. The Secretary of State granted development consent in 9th April 2020. Key stakeholders in the application process include the London Borough of Bexley, the Greater London Authority, Dartford Borough Council, Kent County Council and the local community.

Our new Energy Park is being proposed for a site on Norman Road in Belvedere, to the west of our existing Riverside Resource Recovery Facility (RRRF), which has been operating successfully and cleanly since 2011.

The proposed Energy Park will complement RRRF and comprise a range of technologies including waste energy recovery, anaerobic digestion (of food and green waste), solar panels and battery storage.

The technologies at the proposed Energy Park will together generate up to 96 MW of electricity. Riverside Energy Park will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of 140,000 homes. The new facility will also include on-site infrastructure to enable heat energy to be supplied to local housing.

You can download copies of all the documents we presented at our consultations here.