Cres Biogas were directed to produce an Environment Impact Assessment in April 2013 by Sec of State: Screening direction and CEC published their Scoping Opinion   [the information to be provided.]  22 July 2013.

No EIA has been produced.

Aug 2015:  Application refused

April 2013 The Sec. of State for Communities and Local Government directed that the proposal has to have an Environment Impact Assessment (we were surprised that this was not required when the application was submitted in Feb 2012).

The EIA would be carried out and paid for by Cres Biogas to produce an Environmental Statement. 
It was required as under Schedule 2 of the regulations the development was ” likely to have significant effects on the environment by virtue of factors such as its nature, size or location “.   “The Secretary of State has concluded that in the light of the permitted and existing sensitive receptors in close proximity of the site and given the nature of the proposal, that the proposal is likely to give rise to significant environmental effects in relation to the release of noxious substances to air during its operational stage.  In addition the proposal is likely to give rise to significant environmental effects in relation to the potential for accidents during the operational stage of the proposal.”
It can be a lengthy and expensive process.

7th June: Originally Cres’s New document on Cheshire East planning page (dated 15th May) stated they did not need a Scoping Opinion from CEC.  Cres considered “..that the issues which need to be addressed in the EIA statement readily apparent and that little benefit would be derived by requesting a Scoping Opinion at this late stage”, preparing the information by the end of July2013, but Cres subsequently requested a Scoping Opinion from CEC.

Site map 12/0705W

from the north

from the north


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