DT5 1PP, Powerfuel Portland Limited, EPR/AP3304SZ/A001: environmental permit consultation

Closed 22 Sep 2021

Opened 27 Jul 2021

Published responses

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We requested additional information from the Applicant via a Schedule 5 Notice dated 4th November 2021. The Applicant’s response was received on 3rd December 2021. The Schedule 5 Notice and response (including air quality modelling data files) have been added to the list below.


Citizen Space downtime

If you have visited this site before you might notice this page looks different. That’s because we’ve re-structured the documents to make it easier to find the information you need and added some information that was missing previously. We’ve also removed documents which the applicant submitted in support of their application for planning permission.

You can now find these on Dorset Council’s website here: Planning Register: Dorset Council

In order to make these changes we had to take this consultation offline from 23rd to 24th June. Due to unforeseen technical issues this was longer than we had originally anticipated. We apologise for any inconvenience caused if you tried unsuccessfully to access the site during this time.

We have now made a further change to the consultation documents. The listing entitled “Not duly made response – Appendix A – Modelling results at discrete receptor locations_r1” had the wrong document attached to it. We have removed the incorrect document and replaced it with the correct one in relation to the applicant’s Air Quality Assessment. We apologise that this document was not previously accessible.

In order to make the above correction we carried out some admin on the website on 10 August 2021 during which time the consultation page was briefly unavailable.

Please note that because of this new document being added we have extended the consultation period until 22 September 2021.


We are seeking your comments on an environmental permit application received from Powerfuel Portland Limited for

Portland Energy Recovery Facility
Portland Port

We can take account of

  • Relevant environmental regulatory requirements and technical standards.
  • Information on local population and sensitive sites.
  • Comments on whether the right process is being used for the activity, for example whether the technology is the right one.
  • The shape and use of the land around the site in terms of its potential impact, whether that impact is acceptable and what pollution control or abatement may be required.
  • The impact of noise and odour from traffic on site.
  • Permit conditions by providing information that we have not been made aware of in the application, or by correcting incorrect information in the application (e.g. monitoring and techniques to control pollution).

We cannot take account of

  • Issues beyond those in the relevant environmental regulations.
  • Anything outside the remit of the EPR, e.g. the proposed location of the site, which is done by the local authority via land use planning.
  • Whether a site should have a formal designation under Habitats Directive or other conservation legislation.
  • Whether the activity should be allowed or not as a matter of principle. For example we will not consider whether wood, gas, or coal should be burnt to produce electricity; only that the options and environmental impact of say wood has been considered. We will not consider whether a waste incinerator proposal should be turned into a sorting and recycle proposal, only that the incinerator options and effect have been considered.
  • Land use issues when determining a permit application, even if changing the location of the activity would improve its environmental performance.
  • The impact of noise and odour from traffic travelling to and from the site.
  • The legally defined process we follow to determine a permit.
  • The granting of a permit/variation if the operator is able to demonstrate that they can carry out the activity without significant risk to the environment or human health.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Environmental permitting
  • Installation