Edgefield green waste site visit bid

Planning councillors are being urged to visit the proposed site of a green waste and energy plant in North Norfolk.

A scheme to put an anaerobic digester next to the landfill rubbish site at Edgefield near Holt was initially recommended for refusal by officers concerned it would spoil the area.

But Norfolk County Council's planning regulatory committee in December deferred a decision to ask for more information after hearing that local councillors, residents and conservationists were not objecting.

Now the committee is on Friday being asked to visit the site to 'gain a fuller appreciation of the sensitive nature of the landscape that resulted in it being designated a Rural Conservation Area' says an officers' report.

The scheme, by Buyinfo Limited, aims to deal with 30,000 tonnes of mixed household, garden and kitchen waste along with other suitable waste foodstuffs and spoiled agricultural vegetable products, a year - producing 15,000 tonnes of soil improver anad 5200MWh of electricity generated from the resultant gas.

Officers said it would be visually intrusive and incongruous in the Glaven Valley due to its industrial designs, but the last meeting heard there were no objections from any local councils, residents or the River Glaven Conservation group.

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