Call to pull the plug
PARISH councillors have lodged “very strong objections” against plans for an electricity producing anaerobic digester at Leven.
FD Bird and Sons have applied for planning permission to build on land north of Yarrows Aggregates Ltd.
The scheme would involved the creation of a building containing a combined heat and power unit, drying floor and control room, an anaerobic digester, a feed hopper, a silage clamp, a bio-gas store, a digestate store and a sub surface slurry tank to produce electricity in the form of renewable energy.
The application will be considered today by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning committee and officers have recommended approval subject to conditions.
The digester would recycle agricultural waste, maize, poultry manure and bio-ethanol stillages generated mostly from the local agricultural area.
The plant would occupy an unused section of 0.97ha of Yarrows Aggregates Ltd’s Little Catwick Quarry.
The electricity generated would be used to power the quarry operations, with surplus exported to the national grid.
Leven Parish Council very strongly object to the scheme because they believe it is an industrial and chemical process which should be treated as such.
They argue that the process can be temperamental, especially if the Ph or temperature is wrong, then the whole process grinds to a halt.
Councillors also argue that there is no indication as to whether the applicant has carried out a hazard analysis assessment. They also claim the application is lacking a great deal of other important information.
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