Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Plant – planning application re-submitted

Marshalls and Peel Environmental have re-submitted their planning application with Bury Council.

It does not appear that the proposed plant is in any way different, but the application has been submitted with additional technical information on the air quality impact assessment, and further information on the odour control system.

The Council will now undertake a period of 8 weeks consultation on the application.

I understand that Peel and Marshalls are holding an information event to discuss the re-submission.  It will take place on Tuesday 28 January, between 4.30pm and 7.30pm at The Grant Arms in Ramsbottom.  Anyone wishing to arrange a timeslot should contact Tamar Energy on the freephone number 0800 840 1229 in advance.  Unfortunately, it appears set to be another failed attempt at consultation by the applicants.

RAWS Committee Members and Residents with Cllr Ian Bevan

RAWS Committee Members and Residents with Cllr Ian Bevan

It is very disappointing news that Peel and Marshalls have submitted this second planning application for an Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Ramsbottom. 
The first application met with over a thousand objections and it took a concerted effort from myself and local resident group Ramsbottom Against the Waste Site before it was eventually withdrawn.
I have yet to discuss the matter with the committee of Ramsbottom Against the Waste Site, but as Peel do not appear to have taken on any of our concerns, then I cannot see that we will supporting them.
Unfortunately, it means that residents will have to go through the whole process of objecting again.   Unfortunately, it is typical of large corporations that they submit applications several times hoping to wear down objectors. However, I know the residents of Ramsbottom and Shuttleworth will support me in this fight to preserve our town from this food waste plant.
I will keep you up to date with developments, including the planning application number to object to.