Full EA Refusal report published on Twemlow AD waste plant

Cheshire East publish the full EA consultation/decision document of the Refusal of a Permit for the Twemlow Anaerobic Digester application:

Twemlow and Goostrey no to waste plant

Cheshire East has now published the full 34 page EA refusal for the proposed Twemlow AD Waste plant 12/0705W  :

The time frame for an appeal has now passed so this application is effectively dead;  an acceptable EIA could not be produced with the EA showing such strong grounds for refusal at this location ….

Tanks not fit for purpose.

“It is very difficult to achieve good mixing in purpose designed tanks and the fact that this site proposes to use former MOD fuel storage tanks add further to this concern.”

“How will the gas holding integrity of the tanks be assessed? They are over 60 years old and were never designed to be gas tight. How will the ingress of ambient air be consistently prevented at the planned low pressures within the digester tanks? This is important because significant air ingress could result in the formation of explosive mixtures within the tanks.” …

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