The Hub, Wescott

Shanks Waste Solutions

RPS provided planning advice and supporting assessments for a combined Anaerobic Digestion and In Vessel Composting Facility that treats up to 48,000tpa of separated and co-mingled food and garden waste with and without packaging.

The proposed development will produce a range of products including:

Biogas for conversion to renewable energy (with up to ten million Kilowatt hours pa available for export)

Quality compost accredited to the nationally recognised PAS100 or PAS110 standard. Solid Recovered Fuel from plastic fractions as an alternative to fossil fuel

Recyclate including ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

RPS addressed the following issues:

Ecology (Great Crested Newts)

Landscape and Visual Impact


Air Quality


Buckinghamshire County Council Development Control Planning Committee voted unanimously to grant planning permission three months after submission.

RPS have subsequently supported Shanks in securing a variation to the approved layout.