A decision on controversial plans for a £300million-plus biomass power station at Wingland has been delayed again, council chiefs have confirmed.
The proposed EnergyPark Sutton Bridge development had been expected to go before the South Holland district council planning committee’s meeting tomorrow.
However, the application is now set to be debated by committee members on April 17.
Planning committee chairman Roger Gambba-Jones said the council has had many submissions including a “huge volume of technical information”.
It’s too early to say what the officers’ recommendation will be.
“From the amount of public concern that’s been generated, it’s probably one of the most controversial applications and that’s why it’s absolutely crucial that we get it right,” he said.
The delay is the latest in a string of hold-ups in determining the application.
Power station project director Helen Rome said: “We are disappointed with the delay, but look forward to the application going before the planning committee.”
Meanwhile, Sutton Bridge parish council vice-chairman and district councillor Michael Booth is currently conducting traffic counts to see what impact lorries will have on the A17, but says the parish council’s main objection is the potential threat to air quality from power station emissions.
If consent is given, the project will generate 56,000 lorry journeys over the 30-month build – and 118 daily when it’s open.