Controversial power station in Micheldever 'hasn't gone away'

Daily Echo: Hampshire County Council offices. Hampshire County Council offices.

IT hasn’t gone away. That’s the message from Micheldever Station ahead of a meeting organised by residents angry at plans for a power station in their village.

The controversial scheme from Clear Power Properties would see an ‘energy from waste’ plant built on a former railway sidings.

Hampshire County Council is to have the final say on the scheme, which has already been given the thumbs-down by Winchester City Council.

Under the proposals, up to 210,000 tonnes of domestic and commercial waste per year could be transported to the site.

It would be enough to produce 7.6 megawatts of electricity and power 8,000 homes, but many residents are unhappy that it would be located just 80 metres away from the nearest homes. The meeting, organised by Micheldever Action Group, is to be held at Warren Hall, Micheldever Station, at 11am on Saturday, January 18.

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5:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Jackie@jackieporter.co.uk says...

The site is one of about 16 that are being out forward across the UK-all on Network Rail's land.
The waste will have to be brought in- the tiny community of Micheldever won't make nearly enough.
The pyrolysis process means that there will be a potentially explosive process going on 24/7 right next to a mainline tunnel! Not the best place on the risk assessment scale!
So all in all, the plant doesn't have anything to recommend it- particularly as the producer doesn't have clear plans to share the energy with the community. And the EA still have to grant a licence. It is NOT over yet!
The site is one of about 16 that are being out forward across the UK-all on Network Rail's land. The waste will have to be brought in- the tiny community of Micheldever won't make nearly enough. The pyrolysis process means that there will be a potentially explosive process going on 24/7 right next to a mainline tunnel! Not the best place on the risk assessment scale! So all in all, the plant doesn't have anything to recommend it- particularly as the producer doesn't have clear plans to share the energy with the community. And the EA still have to grant a licence. It is NOT over yet! Jackie@jackieporter.co.uk

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