Agency man praised for biomass talk

Opposition to a planned biomass power station in Sutton Bridge has now reached the Queen in the form of a letter from two parish councillors.
Opposition to a planned biomass power station in Sutton Bridge has now reached the Queen in the form of a letter from two parish councillors.
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The fight to try and stop a £300 million biomass power station being built in Sutton Bridge has been taken to the Queen.

Two parish councillors, Shirley Giles and Vicky Hills, wrote to Buckingham Palace about the controversial plans by EnergyPark Sutton Bridge to build a new power station at Wingland

The plans by EnergyPark, also known as Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL), were passed by South Holland District Council in May despite opposition from residents over safety fears, noise pollution and excess traffic in and through Sutton Bridge.

A letter on behalf of the Queen assured the councillors that their concerns would be passed on to Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles MP.

Coun Hills said: “We wrote to the Queen because her estate in Sandringham is close by and with the possible emissions from the power station, as well as the planned incinerator in King’s Lynn, there might be a cumulative impact.”

Coun Giles added: “The letter from the Queen was the most promising one we’ve had so far and at least she said our letter would be passed on to Eric Pickles MP.”