A new site has been identified for a replacement facility for the countries largest residual waste incinerating facility in Slough.

Lakeside Energy from Waste, which is operated by Grundon Waste Management and Viridor, have announced plans to develop proposals for a replacement facility west of the Iver South Treatment Works, around 600 metres north west of the current location.

The owners of the site have been working with Heathrow Airport to identify the new site. The facilities will need to be moved to accommodate the proposed new third runway at Heathrow.

A series of detailed site studies and environmental assessments are being carried out, which will form a part of the planning application. Upon completion, more information will be presented at a public consultation in the Spring. This consultation is separate to the current Heathrow Aerospace and the June Heathrow Expansion consultations.

Lakeside EfW Director Richard Skehens said: “This is a major step towards replacing these important facilities, which play a valuable strategic role in regional and national waste management policy.

“Although this is just the first stage in a very long replacement programme – which will include applying for new Planning Permissions and new Environmental Permits – we are confident we are now moving in the right direction.

“We’ll publish more information about our plans for our two public consultation events in the spring.”