Swaffham digester storage plan lodged

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Plans for a new storage facility serving a Swaffham anaerobic digestion plant have been lodged with council officials.

Developers are seeking to build the facility at Great Friars Farm on Silver Drift to support the plant, which was given planning permission three years ago and began operating last year.

Letters submitted to Breckland Council say the new proposal will replace a similar storage unit intended for an alternative site to the north of the plant, which will now not be built.

That was given planning permission last year.

Alan Presslee, director of the digestor’s operator, Redstow Renewables, said the latest application was for a significantly smaller unit, which would reduce the visual impact on the surrounding area.