Plans for aerobic digester refused by Ramsey Town Council | Huntingdon and St Neot's News - The Hunts Post - Hunts Post

Plans for aerobic digester refused by Ramsey Town Council | Huntingdon and St Neot's News - The Hunts Post - Hunts Post

Collmart Growers, of Pondersbridge, near Ramsey, has been applied to the Huntingdonshire District Council to replace the packing and storage facilities at The Drove.

The farming firm submitted plans for the anaerobic digester, which would convert thousands of tonnes of waste into gas and heat, earlier this year.

However, the application has been recommended for refusal by Ramsey Town Council.

The town council decision was made at a meeting on October 11, in which 14 councelors unanimously agreed to recommend refusal.

Anaerobic digesters capture the heat and gases released by rotting biological material, such as crops, and use them to heat and power existing farm premises. Much of the gas produced in the process is thus sold to the National Grid.

The planning agents said to be located in the vicinity of 300 meters away, which would be described as "relatively small scale".

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