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Chicken waste power plant to get the nod

by 5m Editor
17 October 2005, at 12:00am

UK - A scheme for a power plant fuelled entirely by chicken waste is being tipped for approval, despite a long-running campaign by residents fiercely opposed to the plans. Banham Poultry wants to build the energy plant on its former processing site at Bunn&#39;s Bank, on the edge of Attleborough. Its first application was turned down last year by Norfolk County Council planning (regulatory) committee because there was insufficient evidence to guarantee the development would not result in odour problems for neighbours. On that occasion, officers had recommended deferring a decision until after a visit to a demonstration site in Hampshire. The company appealed against the outcome and a public inquiry is scheduled for January. But it also submitted a new application for the plant, which includes additional information about odour control. Planners now say they have no objections on grounds of impact on local landscape, ecology, highways or amenity from dust or noise, and planning permission should be granted when the committee meets on Friday. <i>Source: EDP24</i>

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