On behalf of Fortis IBA Limited, PDE submitted an application to the Environment Agency (EA), to vary their permit which authorises an incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling facility located off the A303 in Barton Stacey, Hampshire.
The application was made to add a western extension area to the permit to provide a larger area for the storage of IBA aggregate. The temporary storage of IBAA outside the permit boundary was being undertaken in accordance with a Local Position Statement issued by the EA which is due to expire at the end of March 2021. The main reason why additional IBAA storage is required is related to the Covid 19 pandemic and the temporary downturn in demand for this product by the construction industry.
The application, which was considered by the operator to be critical to national infrastructure, was submitted to the EA on 07 January 2021 and duly made of that date. The permit was determined by the local EA officer, and the final permit was issued on 19 February 2021.
Over the past 10 years, Fortis have recycled, processed and distributed over 1,000,000 tonnes of IBAA into the construction industry. In doing so, they have played an integral part in diverting over 4,000,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.