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Fight steps up against energy park plan

By Mike Cotton, Town Reporter Friday 27th June 2014
Pd54314a Campaign against renewable energy park

CAMPAIGNERS against a renewable energy park near Great Houghton are encouraging people in all surrounding villages to fight against plans for a renewable energy park which they say will create foul smells 'for miles'.

The planned anaerobic digestion facility off the Houghton Main Colliery roundabout will be used to break down waste food to create electricity and heat.

A spokesman for developer Peel Environmental said the plant would have technology to prevent odours from escaping, including 'negative pressure' to suck air into the building.

Representations must be made to the council by July 10.

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Posted by Olive I Wed 2nd Jul 2014 at 2:18pm

Short sighted nimbyism we need more renewable energy not less

The protesters are ill informed and ignorant

Posted by Sid368 I Wed 2nd Jul 2014 at 7:51pm

I take it you live in the vicinity that could possibly be affected by any outfall from this plant Olive? Probably not!! I'm all for renewable energy, but if it affects the life/living standards of those around these plants, then objections should be listened to.