Prism Planning and JFS & Associates secure planning permission for anaerobic digester


Prism Planning and JFS & Associates are celebrating after getting planning permission for a 1.5MW anaerobic digester to process food waste from nearby Leeming Bar. The consent was granted by North Yorkshire County Council at their planning meeting on 25th March 2014.

The decision marked the end of a long running application which saw the layout and configuration of the site redesigned to prevent interference with the radar emissions from RAF Leeming whose main runway passes close to the site.

The plant will process around 50,000 tonnes of food waste produced by nearby food and drink businesses with the material being brought to the site via tankers.

The scheme will take food waste that would otherwise have gone into landfill to generate electricity to go into the grid and help to reduce the country’s dependence upon imported gas. It is widely recognised as the greenest of all the renewable technologies and operates 24/7, regardless of the wind or amount of sunlight.

This is the 8th anaerobic digestion scheme that Prism have obtained consent for in the last couple of years, making us one of the country’s leading practitioners and acknowledged experts in this field.

[caption id=”” align=“alignnone” width=“600”]Image 2 A CGI image of what the scheme might look like from the public highway outside the site.[/caption]

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