Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire


The Secretary of State has called in the application made by Veolia ES Hertfordshire Limited  to Hertfordshire County Council for planning permission for demolition of existing buildings and structures associated with existing rail aggregates use and construction and operation of an Energy Recovery Facility at 2 Ratty’s Lane, Hoddesdon, for the treatment of municipal, commercial and industrial wastes; importation, storage and transfer of local authority collected healthcare waste, together with ancillary infrastructure including an administration/visitor centre; incinerator bottom ash storage shed; grid connection compound; car, HGV, bus and visitor parking areas; rail sidings improvements; weighbridges and weighbridge office; 2 portacabin offices; sprinkler tank and pump room; drainage connection to the River Lee; security fencing; landscaping and highway improvements to Ratty's Lane.

Draft Provisional Programme issued 20 June 2018 - superseded
Draft Provisional Programme issued 21 June 2018 - superseded
Draft Provisional Programme issued 22 June 2018 - superseded 
Draft Provisional Programme issued 25 June 2018


As set out in the Note of the Pre-Inquiry meeting (http://hoddesdon.persona-pi.com/pim) the Planning Inspector dealing with the application for the proposed Energy from Waste Facility at Ratty’s Lane Hoddesdon will be holding an evening session of the Inquiry.  The session will commence at 19.30 on Wednesday 27 June and will take place in the Yew Tree Room at the High Leigh Conference Centre (http://hoddesdon.persona-pi.com/venue).  The session, which will close no later than 21.00, is intended to provide an opportunity for those unable to attend the Inquiry during the day to give their views to the Inspector.  

Participants are reminded that the session is a formal part of the Inquiry proceedings and is not a public meeting. As such, as set out in the Notes of the Pre-Inquiry meeting, all speakers will need to observe the normal rules of Inquiries, addressing the Inspector, not the public at large.  It should also be noted that, as is usual practice, the witnesses heard in the day-time sessions will not be available for cross-examination.

Anyone wishing to speak at the evening session will need to provide their name and contact details (in advance if at all possible) to the Programme Officer, Mr Groom (grahamgroom@personaassociates.co.uk) (07860 636909).  As set out at Annex B of the Pre-Inquiry note, it would be extremely helpful if you could write down what you want to say, even if it is only a series of bullet points and submit it to the Programme Officer.  That helps participants not to forget anything and will help the Inspector to record accurately what you are saying.  Again, that should be submitted in advance if at all possible

Any questions about the arrangements should be directed to the Programme Officer.

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