About Northacre Renewable Energy

Northacre Renewable Energy is a company formed by The Hills Group working with investment partners.
The Hills Group has been serving Wiltshire’s community for over 118 years when it first started as a family business, Since then, Hills has grown to become one of Wiltshire’s biggest employers with over 650 staff.

Our proposal

We are developing an advanced thermal treatment facility located in the Northacre Industrial Park in Westbury, alongside industrial developments, including Hills’ existing Northacre Resource Recovery Centre.

The facility will provide a sustainable, long term solution for non-recyclable waste by using it to generate renewable energy. It will keep Wiltshire’s waste in Wiltshire, reduce the amount that tax payers and businesses currently spend on transporting non-recyclable waste around the UK and Europe, and will reduce the amount of the region’s waste currently going to landfill.

Revised application approved 23 Jan 2019

Following the decision of the Secretary of State, the revised application approved by Wiltshire Council on 23 January 2019 has been granted. See Decision Notice

Landscaping and screening bund – land at Brook Farm

On 23 January 2019 Wiltshire Council approved plans to construct a screening bund and landscaping at Brook Farm. Planning permission

Grid connections approved – July 2019

Planning permissions have been granted to install an underground cable that will connect the energy generated from the proposed advanced thermal treatment facility with the local distribution network at a substation on the edge of Frome. See the Grid Route.
Wiltshire Council (Ref 19/02481/FUL) Decision Notice
Mendip District Council (Ref 2019/0519/FUL) Decision Notice

The benefits

The facility will create energy, provide employment, reduce the cost to tax payers and businesses, reduce vehicle emissions and create a sustainable solution for Wiltshire’s waste.