Green means go for power in Mid Suffolk

A "GREEN" power station has been given permission in Mid Suffolk for night-time deliveries of fuel – despite opposition from parishes in the neighbourhood.

A "GREEN" power station has been given permission in Mid Suffolk for night-time deliveries of fuel – despite opposition from parishes in the neighbourhood.

The councils have also failed to prevent planners deciding that noise controls on the plant, on the former Eye Airfield at Brome, need not apply during daytime.

The Fibropower plant burns poultry litter and other wastes to generate 12.5 megawatts of electricity, enough to satisfy demand from a population of about 12,000 people.

When it was granted planning permission in 1990 more than 20 conditions were imposed governing such operations as deliveries, storage of fuel and noise.


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However, the mix of fuels at the plant has been extended during the past year to include poultry feathers from processing plants.

Fibropower recently told Mid Suffolk District Council planners that as processing plants tended to be cleared out at night during busy periods it was expedient for the operators to immediately deliver lorry loads of feathers.

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The company submitted an application for the condition banning night-time deliveries to be deleted and it also applied for noise limits to apply only at night, not 24-hours a day as at present.

Members of the council's area planning control committee have now agreed to both requests – despite objections from Brome, Oakley and Thrandeston parish councils.

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