Posted by: tagnotowasteplant | August 10, 2015

Decision date scheduled for Twemlow AD Plant: 26 Aug 2015

Twemlow AD Plant on the agenda for Strategic Planning Board on 26th August 2015.

Cheshire East have now scheduled a committee date for a decision by the Strategic Planning Board [SPB] on the proposal for a 46,000 tonnes AD Waste and Power Plant in Twemlow, ref 12/0705W.  The application, first proposed in February 2012, has been recommended for refusal by CE’s Environmental Protection department and was refused a Permit by the Environment Agency in July 2014.

The EA’s Planning Liaison Officer statedThe environmental impact of the proposed development in this location cannot be satisfactorily mitigated in this location due to its impact on sensitive receptors.” 8th July 2014

– see Environmental Health recommends refusal, and the Environment Agency permit refusal details.

Too close:

The proposed site is immediately next to homes along Twemlow Lane and Goostrey Lane [40 homes within 200 metres].  The application would be to import 47,000 tonnes per annum of foodwaste, slurry, poultry manure, maize and grass and export 42,000 tonnes of digestate.  Anaerobic digestion would produce a biogas (60% methane) to power 2 units that would generate up to 1.2MW of electricity for sale to the national grid.  The scheme would also receive subsidies from the government (funded by tax and higher electricity bills).

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