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WEALDEN WORKS Development Proposal

WEALDEN WORKS Development Proposal


The site has a long industrial history dating back to medieval times and is situated on the former Wealden Brickworks off Langhurstwood Road.

Bricks are still manufactured on the adjacent site and it sits alongside the mechanical/biological waste treatment plant operated by Biffa with the Brookhurst Wood landfill site about 900m away.

Since 2015 the site has been handling waste materials from local businesses and the district council for processing.

The site currently has planning approval to handle 230,000 tonnes a year of industrial and commercial waste.


Britaniacrest Recycling proposes to submit a planning application for a 3Rs Facility.

This will take commercial and industrial waste or similar, and sort and segregate materials such as metals, plastics and rubble and recover their value using the latest sorting technology.

The residual material left over will be used to produce energy using well established and proven thermal treatment technology. Electricity will be exported to the local electrical grid - enough to power a small town.

These processes will provide a sustainable alternative to landfill disposal, avoid the use of fossil fuels and save primary materials.   

The planning application has now been submitted to West Sussex County Council. Please find copy documents using the link below.


  • *  Capacity for waste treatment on the site is unchanged

  • *  Site staff of circa 35 permanent positions

  • *  Recovery of materials for recycling

  • *  Generation of around 21 Megawatts of electricity, enough to provide heat, light and power for more than 42,000 homes

  • *  Around 180,000 tpy being used to generate energy rather than going to landfill

  • *  Diversion from landfill of over 90%

Links to further information:

Planning Press Release - July 2017

Further Information Requested by WSCC (Regulation 22) June 2017

Planning Application - December 2016

Planning Press Release - December 2016

BCR Planning Exhibition 7th and 8th October 2016 - Panels

Britaniacrest Bulletin - Issue 1 1st October  2016

Press Advert for Exhibition 30th September 2016

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