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Council will refuse to buy heat from city's proposed new biomass plant
SOUTHAMPTON City Council will not buy heat created by the city's proposed new biomass plant.
The leaders of all political groups are now set to sign a letter to the firm behind the plans, Helius, saying the council will not become its partner.
And councillors registered their opposition to the plans, with various representatives describing it as "hideous" and a "monstrosity".
The news will be regarded as a big blow to Helius, as the firm can only gain Government subsidies by demonstrating that it would have a large customer base.
Helius put forward proposals for a £300million wood-fuelled plant in Millbrook in 2011.
After party-wide support was formally agreed, a letter which will be signed by the leaders of the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrats and Labour Councillors Against the Cuts groups, will be put together and sent to Helius.
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