East Riding rejects organic waste recycling plant

Published: Friday 29th January 2016 by The News Editor

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East Riding councillors have rejected plans to build an organic waste recycling factory in Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor.

Green Gen Global’s developers had hoped that the village, close to Market Weighton, would be home to the conversion of a maximum 70,000 tonnes of waste every year.

But the local authority has refused to give planning permission to the scheme after receiving 121 objections, the BBC reports.

Some residents complain that the plan, which includes taking an adjacent farm’s chicken waste, would bring smells and extra traffic to the village. Lorries delivering waste from pet food have been part of the plans.

Alec Wild, who lives locally, says the development would have blotted the landscape.

He said: “The particular problem with this site is that it is so close to the proximity of the village, and the amounts of waste they’re bringing in on the roadway and the types of waste they’re bringing in.

“The people in the village are in fear that it will emanate smells, it will emanate noise, it will emanate light pollution.”

Green Gen Global’s officials have not commented yet.

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Published: Friday 29th January 2016 by The News Editor

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