EGMERE: Plans go in for biomass power station
Plans have also been submitted for a biomass power station near a North Norfolk village.
Egmere Energy Ltd has applied to build the power station on land near Bunkers Hill Mill in Egmere.
The application, submitted to North Norfolk District Council, proposes to create energy from 35,000 tonnes of farming break crops, which could include linseed or sugar beet.
The developers say that the process creates a by-product, an odourless organic biofertiliser, which will be returned to farms to act as a replacement for artificial fertilizers.
This is the third power station project planned for the West Norfolk area.
The Lynn incinerator will be going to public inquiry next year and an application is looking at a biomass power station in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.
The Egmere plan is looking to build three tanks, a gas to grid processing unit along with other infrastrcuture on a 3.3 hectares of arable land, which was once part of RAF North Creake Airfield.
The application states that two on-site jobs could be created under the proposal.
The plans state: “ The proposed renewable energy facility has the ability to provide a range of economic benefits locally and nationally.
“Local economic farming benefits will also accrue by offering farmers an opportunity to grow financially viable break crops within existing rotations, delivering stable, long term returns.”
The application states that residents are concerned about the noise, smell, along with worries about highways and landscaping.
To look at the application (reference number PF/12/1256) go to www.northnorfolk.org
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