Consultation on application for a permit variation at Nine Mile Point Waste Transfer Facility

Closed 25 Apr 2022

Opened 28 Mar 2022


We have received an application for a permit variation (Application PAN – 016095) from Drumcastle Limited to vary the existing environmental permit for the waste transfer facility, located on Nine Mile Point Industrial Estate in Cwmfelinfach, Caerphilly.  

The existing environmental permit was successfully transferred from Hazrem Environmental to the new operators Drumcastle Limited in January 2022 following the necessary checks.

The site, although not yet operational, is permitted to process up to 100,000 tonnes of non-hazardous industrial, commercial, and household waste per annum. The waste will be treated to produce either Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) or Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to be exported off site for energy generation. This activity will remain unchanged from the original permit (AB3695CH).

The variation to the permit proposes to remove the combustion of natural gas that is used for drying waste.

It also proposes the use of an activated carbon filter, which would help to reduce potential odour released from the site.

What are we consulting on?

Before making a decision, we’re holding a public consultation, to give people the opportunity to view the permit variation application and raise any concerns they may have in relation to the proposed changes.

We will only grant the variation to the permit if we believe that the operator has the ability to meet the conditions of the permit. Any permit we grant will include appropriate conditions to protect human health and the environment

Please note, we can only take into account matters which are within our legal remit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR). 

Legally, we must grant a permit (or change to permit) if the applicant can show that all the legal requirements will be met and the Operator is able to demonstrate that they can carry out the activity without significant risk to the environment or human health.

More information is available in our Public Participation Information

What information is available? 

You can view the draft application free of charge, from our on line public register. 

Or you can request a copy of the information from us. This may take time to process and there could be a charge.

The consultation will run for 4 weeks from 28 March until 25 April. 


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