Ratty's Lane, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published his decision following receipt of the Inspector's Report
Decision Letter and Inspector's Report
Further to the Inspector adjourning the inquiry on Friday 3rd August, the Inspector has asked us to confirm that the Inquiry in relation to the proposed ERF at Ratty's Lane Hoddesdon is now formally closed.
On Friday, 3rd August 2018 the Inquiry adjourned after hearing Closing Submissions for all the main parties.
It was adjourned, rather than closed, solely to allow the Hoddesdon Society the opportunity to a late note submitted to the Inquiry for Veolia ES Hertfordshire Limited clarifying the cumulative air quality effects on sensitive ecological receptors, and to allow for the submission of a signed version of the S106 Planning Obligation. It is anticipated that the Inquiry will be closed in writing on receipt of the outstanding documents.
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.