Consultation about our application to use end-of-life tyres and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) at the Aberthaw Works

In 2011 Lafarge Cement UK's Aberthaw Works applied for a permit to use two additional waste-derived fuels, Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and end-of-life tyres. In advance of that application being submitted, we carried out a series of pre-consultation activities including meetings with the local MP, Welsh Assembly Member and our Community Liaison Committee; two exhibitions; and the issuing of two community newsletters to over 4000 nearby homes.

The feedback we received through this pre-consultation process (which closed in June 2011) was submitted with our application to the EA Wales.

In September 2011 we received a permit to go ahead and evaluate these two fuels. We are currently installing and commissioning equipment to use these fuels and will keep the community informed on progress. For more information about these plans please email


Issue 1 2011

This newsletter was sent to over 4,000 homes around Aberthaw Works in March 2011

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Issue 2 2011

This newsletter was sent to over 4,000 homes around Aberthaw Works in December 2011

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Exhibition and Consultation


This exhibition was a central part of two pre-consultation events held in Rhoose and St Athan in May 2011

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Aberthaw Works manager James Kirkpatrick (centre) takes members of the Community Liaison Committee on a tour of the Works.

Aberthaw Works manager James Kirkpatrick discussed the proposed new fuel SRF with Welsh Assembly Member Jane Hutt during one of the consultation exhibitions.