Shropshire Council

Battlefield incinerator appeal costs

Responses to enquiries about the appeal costs of the Battlefield Incinerator:

1. What percentage of Veolia's appeal costs are being paid by Shropshire Council?

In common with similar contracts elsewhere in the UK, it was agreed that the council would pay 90% of any costs if the planning application went to appeal.

2. What is the total cost of the inquiry to date, the cost to the Council and expected final cost?

The total estimated cost of the appeal has now been calculated at £908,769. This includes £64,874 of costs incurred by the council as the Local Planning Authority in defending the planning committee’s decision to refuse planning permission, and £843,879 incurred by Veolia. The council, as waste authority, is required to indemnify Veolia for 90% of its costs, meaning £759,505 will be paid from the council’s waste budget over the remaining length of the contract at the rate of about £40,000 a year.

Please follow the links on this page for more information about the Appeal Costs and information about the Waste contract.