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Welsh biomass energy plant put on hold

September 5, 2012, Wrexham, Wales – Councillors have deferred a vote on plans for a controversial biomass energy plant at a wood panel factory near Wrexham ahead of a site visit.


September 5, 2012
By BBC News

Acording to a BBC News report , Kronospan says the plant would provide renewable energy for its wood panel factory at Chirk and help secure 600 jobs.

But local councillors called on members of Monday's planning committee to visit the site before voting.

The committee had been recommended to approve proposals for the plant which would generate renewable electricity and heat for the existing factory by processing biomass from wood rejects and waste at the site.

But concerns have been raised in nine representations made by neighbours, according to a report by the head of community and well-being at Wrexham council.

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They include worries over noise, odours, the visual impact, and its proximity to tourist attractions such as Chirk Castle.

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