Energy from waste plant turned down.

Members of St. Helens Council’s Planning Committee have unanimously rejected plans to turn a warehouse into an “energy from waste” plant.
The site on Lock Street at Merton Bank would have been capable of burning 90,000 tonnes of rubbish a year.  A further 60,000 tonnes would have been send for recycling or landfill.
Councillors turned it down because:

·    The applicant failed to show that the development would be low carbon
·    There is already sufficient capacity for energy from waste in Merseyside and Halton
·    The development would have a detrimental impact on the amenity of residents in the area.

Planning Committee Chairman Councillor Stephen Glover said: “I’m worried about this being proposed next to housing. I want to be sure that it’s going to be low-carbon, not simply be told it’s more likely than not.”

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