Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Four new waste PFIs approved

Four regions have been approved by the Department of the Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)to secure Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits for their waste programmes.
The four areas are:- South Tyne & Wear, comprising Gateshead MBC, South Tyneside & Sunderland City Council;- South London Partnership, comprising of the London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton & Sutton;- Suffolk County Council;- Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council.DEFRA's's Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (WIDP) handles the project delivery, and is designed to deliver the infrastructure to treat residual waste without compromising efforts to minimise it and increase recycling levels.According to DEFRA, the PFI award rounds allow every authority the chance to submit PFI credits applications transparently.The 2006 revised waste PFI credit criteria emphasises the economic benefits of collaborative working by local authorities. There is a two-step application process, which consists of an Expression of Interest (EOI) and an Outline Business Case (OBC).Outline Business Cases must be submitted to WIDP by 31 October 2007. If approved, the schemes will then be advertised in Official Journal of the European Union in Spring 2008. The closing date for Expressions of Interest in the next PFI award round is 30 September 2007. Successful authorities will be required to submit their Outline Business Cases by April 2008 with approval expected in the Summer.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.