Hive Aggregates’ proposals for the Retford Circular Economy Project (RCEP).

RCEP Briefing Pack

The project site is located in the vicinity of Lound and Sutton-Cum-Lound in between Daneshill Road and the A638. Please see the attached briefing pack for further details on the site boundary. 

Hive Aggregates is part of the Hive Energy Group. We are focussed on addressing decarbonisation and sustainability challenges in the building products industry. We believe that part of the solution is to use industrial by-products and waste to create sustainable building products that reduce the need for carbon-intensive practices, such as the production of traditional cement. 

The project proposes to extract and reuse historic pulverised fuel ash (PFA) waste from a former landfill site situated near to the village of Lound and approximately one mile north of Retford. It is proposed to extract around 300,000 tonnes of PFA waste a year, providing a vital tool to decarbonise our building products industry at a time when ‘fresh’ supplies from existing power stations are ending. When used in cement production, PFA is a vital tool in reducing carbon emissions, saving close to 1kg of carbon dioxide for every tonne used. It also reduces the use of natural resources such as sand and limestone, replacing them with a recycled waste product. 

We have identified you as a key stakeholder for the project and we would welcome any feedback that you may have. Our consultation period will run from 29th September to 26th October 2022. During this period, we are hosting three public consultation events, these events will allow local stakeholders to learn more about the project, provide an opportunity to ask the project team questions, allow the project team to understand local concerns, and offer the chance to provide feedback to the proposals. The details of the events can be found below: 

  • • Tuesday 4th October: Online webinar – 13:00- 14:30. 
  • • Thursday 6th October – 14:00 – 18:00. Sutton Cum Lound Village Hall, Town Street, Sutton-cum-Lound, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8PT. 
  • • Monday 10th October – 14:00 – 18:00. Lound Village Hall, Town Street, Lound, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RX. 

In addition to the in-person and virtual consultation events, we are also offering briefings to key stakeholders, who may want to know more about the project and ask the project team questions. If you would like a briefing, please get in touch with your availability and we will seek to organise a meeting at a convenient time, either in-person or virtually. 

A project website and communications lines will also be open throughout the consultation period to answer any queries stakeholders may have. The details can be found below. 

If you wish to provide feedback to our consultation or have any questions related to the project please visit our website, attend the public events, or contact us using the information below. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Kind regards, 

Jake Barnes-Gott: Director – Hive Aggregates 

Freephone: 0808 169 5659