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Fighting fund launched for biogas plant opponents
A ‘FIGHTING fund’ has been launched for opponents of the proposed Twemlow biogas plant.
Twemlow and Goostrey (TAG) No To Waste Plant has started a fundraising appeal to pay for professional research into applicant Ray Brown’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plans.
It follows a protestors’ meeting in Goostrey featuring specialists talks from a consultant engineer and a chemical plant manager. Janet Capper, TAG spokesman said: “We need to employ professional experts with knowledge on the relevant environmental issues. “This will cost money so we needed to launch a fighting fund. “It is a complex proposal, which would have far-reaching impact on the local environment.
“The donations we received on the night and the feedback from residents was extremely encouraging and gives us new lines of research to pursue.” The meeting discussed the environmental and amenity impact of the plant including odours, emissions and traffic congestion. Mr Brown’s proposal is subject to an extended period of consultation by Cheshire East Council.
Ms Capper added: “It is vital such a major application should be considered closely and the local population be given plenty of time to respond, especially when eight existing preferred sites for AD have been identified in the 2007 Waste Plan.”
AD is a process in which slurry and food waste is broken down to create green energy.
Donations should be sent to TAG No To Waste Plant, 51 Station Road, Goostrey.