EnergyPark Sutton Bridge receives planning permission for proposed £300M biomass power station at Wingland, England, from South Holland District Council planning committee, subject to fulfillment of legal obligations
May 16, 2013
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– EnergyPark Sutton Bridge’s proposed biomass power station at Wingland, England, was approved, subject to the fulfillment of legal obligations, in an by eight-to-two vote by the South Holland District Council planning committee, Lynn News reported on May 16.
The £300 million plant will be fueled by virgin timber sawmill residues, agricultural crops and crop residues, according to a planning committee report cited in the Industry Intelligence archives.
Opponents argued the company’s application should be re-examined, claiming that vital information about the project has not been disclosed, Lynn News reported. They questioned whether the applicants had properly surveyed the proposed plant.
Chairman Craig Jackson of village campaign group Bridge Against The Incinerator (BATI) said that the local government Ombudsman should conduct a full investigation into the approval of the application. He added that the decision should also be challenged via judicial review.
EnergyPark Sutton Bridge is offering a proposed 10% price cut to 1,500 homes and businesses. The Sutton Bridge ward contains 2,044 homes and 140 value-added-tax (VAT) registered businesses, Jackson told planners.
The primary source of this article is the Lynn News, King's Lynn, England, on May 16, 2013 and the Industry Intelligence archives.