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The Evolution of Skelton Grange.

The Energy Story:

Skelton Grange coal fired power station was constructed in the late 1940's when the first coal-fired power station, station A, was constructed. A second coal-fired power station (station B) was constructed to the south east of station A in the 1950's. Power Station A was demolished in 1990, and the site has remained vacant since that date.

The Waste Story:

Biffa have a long and successful history in managing Leeds' waste through the Skelton Grange landfill site. Landfilling waste at the site of the ash lagoons of the old power station has enabled the restoration of this land. However, the landfill is approaching completion, and the emphasis on waste management techniques has seen a shift from the old method of landfilling waste to recycling, treatment and recovery through a range of facilities.

  Useful Links.

Please click on the hyperlinks below to find out more about issues relevant to Biffa’s proposals referred to elsewhere in this website:

All the documents from the planning application (including consultation responses) can be found on Leeds City Council’s website through the following link by searching for the planning reference number which is 11/03705/FU. Please note you will need to select the “advanced search” and not the “simple search”.

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