A decision on whether a controversial biomass power plant proposal near Sutton Bridge can go ahead is likely to be made next month, it has emerged.
It had been thought that South Holland councillors would consider the scheme at Wingland this month, but planning committee chairman Roger Gambba-Jones said a debate planned for February 20 had been postponed.
He said the delay had been caused by a delay in responses from official consultees.
It is now expected that the proposal will be considered at the committee meeting on March 20.
Meanwhile, opponents including BATI (Bridge Against The Incinerator) and Sutton Bridge Parish Council are taking their protests to the council offices in Spalding.
BATI chairman Craig Jackson said his members will question council cabinet members next week, while Sutton Bridge parish councillor Jenny Rowe will make her council’s case at the planning committee.
She argues that the technology is untested and there are real fears over air quality and public health.
As previously reported, EnergyPark Sutton Bridge wants to build the power station on industrial land at Wingland, but the parish council is concerned about a range of issues.
Last month, West Norfolk Council, which is a consultee on the application, issued a holding objection to the proposal while officials awaited further detail on the likely impact of the proposal.