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Project Integra is a unique partnership between Hampshire County Council, the two Unitary Authorities of Southampton and Portsmouth, the 11 District Councils, and Veolia Environmental Services to deliver an integrated waste management strategy for the county’s 1.7 million inhabitants.
The contract involved numerous major developments in infrastructure with over 290m euros invested by Veolia Environmental Services which appointed Terence O’Rourke to provide planning and environmental services for three major Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs).
The new ERFs at Portsmouth, Southampton (Marchwood) and Basingstoke (Chineham) have waste treatment capacities of between 90,000 and 165,000 tpa.
Portsmouth ERF is adjacent to an existing materials recovery facility and generates enough electricity for 20,600 homes. The Marchwood facility with its domed design has become a local landmark and supplies 22,600 homes. The Chineham facility is small and compact, but still capable of supplying enough energy to the National Grid for some 10,000 homes.
The practice provided advice on planning and environmental matters, prepared supporting planning documentation and participated in public consultation. Planning consents were secured for Chineham and Marchwood, without public enquiry. The Portsmouth facility was granted planning permission following the presentation of a robust and compelling case at a public enquiry.
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Terence O'Rourke is an award winning planning and design company, integrating these skills to help deliver exceptional projects.
Our team offers town planning, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and environmental planning (including environmental impact assessment, heritage and ecology) services. We have a unique skillset and approach that deals creatively with challenging planning situations to deliver commercially viable solutions across all sectors of the economy.
We work with nationally and internationally known clients including:
BAE Systems, BMW Rolls Royce, Grosvenor, McLaren and Warner Bros., major housebuilders and infrastructure providers and have worked on high profile projects and sites such as the Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa Tree Houses, the Clay Country eco-community, the Goodwood Estate, Luton Airport, Silverstone Park, Mercedes-Benz World, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and Studio Tour – 'The Making of Harry Potter.'