BREAKING NEWS: Sutton Bridge votes “no” to biomass power station

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Wednesday: Nearly 500 people turned out in the parish poll in Sutton Bridge yesterday to deliver an overwhelming “no” vote to the biomass power station planned for Wingland.

Some 470 people – or 94 per cent – voted “no” to the question: “Do you want a gasifier on Wingland site?”

There were 28 “yes” votes.

The turnout was 14.2 per cent of a potential electorate of 3,510.

Brian Collins-McDougall, the proposer of the poll, said: “The people of Sutton Bridge have sent a clear message to EnergyPark Sutton Bridge. We do not want your gasifier here.”

Craig Jackson, chairman of Bridge Against The Incinerator (BATI), said it was a good result and more than 400 people had also signed a petition against the proposal.

• See tomorrow’s Spalding Guardian for more new on the biomass plant.