Tuesday, 2 October 2012

E.ON and Tata win consent for Cheshire waste-to-energy plant


Indian chemical firm Tata Chemicals Europe and German supplier E.ON’s Waste to Energy business won consent from the Government to build a new power plant in Cheshire today.

The 60 megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy plant will be built on the site of E.ON’s former Lostock coal power station.

A DECC spokesman said: “This plant takes waste and turns it into something of great value – enough power to supply 80,000 homes – and in addition creates jobs for the local community.”

Planning authorities at Cheshire West and Chester Council initially objected to the building application, triggering a mandatory public inquiry which was held in autumn last year.

The council was concerned a waste plant would discourage people from recycling in the local area.


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