Villagers delight at AD plant decision delay

Knutsford Guardian: Villagers delight at AD plant decision delay Villagers delight at AD plant decision delay

TWEMLOW and Goostrey residents have spoken of their delight that plans to build an AD Plant in the area are still suspended.

In summer 2013, Eric Pickles’ state department directed that Cres Biogas must submit an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) as part of the planning process for its site due to its location and proximity to housing.

Ray Brown’s scheme to transform the former MoD depot into an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant was first brought into the public domain in 2012.

The Environment Agency has been considering the applicant’s latest version of the Odour Management Plan for six months and if they were to approve it would mean Cheshire East Council have to review the full EIA.

Kit Tomkinson, chairman of TAG objectors’ group said: “The Twemlow village site is the wrong place for an industrial waste plant, immediately adjacent to homes - with another 13 homes now having been built next door to the site.

"We are hopeful that the Environment Agency will reject the latest version of the Odour Management Plan.

“It would be impossible with this type of development so close to homes to prevent the horrendous smells suffered at other similar large scale AD plants.”

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11:35am Wed 12 Mar 14

Goostrey homeowner says...

I'd rather it was given a speedy refusal, as it is an inappropriate site for an industrial scale AD plant. Renewable energy is all well and good but this would be right next to homes - the EA won't guarantee there wouldn't be odour problems. Homes and AD don't mix. Janet Capper
I'd rather it was given a speedy refusal, as it is an inappropriate site for an industrial scale AD plant. Renewable energy is all well and good but this would be right next to homes - the EA won't guarantee there wouldn't be odour problems. Homes and AD don't mix. Janet Capper Goostrey homeowner
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