Changes approved to planned £83m power plant near Brigg
AMENDMENTS can be made to a proposed £83 million renewable energy plant after the go-ahead was given by councillors.
Developer Eco2 applied to vary a condition imposed on its straw-burning scheme at Scawby Brook, which was granted planning permission in October 2011.
The amendments include increasing the size of the boiler hall and the air-cooled condenser. An ammonia tank will also now form part of the scheme, while various other aspects of the project are to be altered from the original plans.
The scheme was discussed at the latest meeting of North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee.
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Dr Andrew Toft, director of projects at Eco2 North Lincs, said: "Over the past year we have been working very closely with our contractors to complete an extensive review of the design of Brigg Renewable Energy Plant.
"The brief has been to keep to the planning drawings but it was inevitable changes would creep in.
"Some are for improved environmental performance.
"Others will help those operating the plant to work more safely and efficiently and others simply correct anomalies."
Mr Toft said traffic movements to and from the site would be unaffected.
Objector Sue Whitfield raised concerns relating to flood risk and noise issues as a result of the alterations.
But Phil Wallace, head of development management at the council, said the amendments helped to reduce flood risk at the site.
And he said: "As this site will require an environmental permit, we didn't feel it necessary to impose additional conditions on noise and vibrations."
Councillors on the committee voted to grant permission for the amendments, in line with the recommendation of planning officers.