Green energy recovery and recycling centre set for Eastleigh

Artist's impression of how the centre would work

Artist's impression of how the centre would work

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A CENTRE that transforms waste into energy is set to be built in a Hampshire town.

The green energy recovery and recycling centre planned for Eastleigh would produce enough energy to power 10,000 homes and create more than 30 jobs.

However, concerns have been raised about which materials would be recycled and the extra traffic it would cause on already congested roads.

Applicant Clean Power is awaiting an environmental permit from the Environment Agency for the site in Chickenhall Lane, allowing it to convert household and commercial waste into a natural gas,. The clean gas would then be used to power engines to make electricity and heat.

Plans also include solar panels and in total the site would produce around 15MW of renewable electricity.

Hampshire County Council has already backed the scheme.

A council report said that when the facility is operating at maximum capacity, it expected 64 HGV vehicle movements on the roads each day as well as 11 staff vehicles, increasing traffic at the Bishopstoke Road and Chickenhall Lane roundabout by no more than five per cent.

Eastleigh Central councillors Keith Trenchard, Wayne Irish and Andy Moore said they were concerned about levels of traffic on surrounding roads such as Bishopstoke Road, Southampton Road and Leigh Road.

Concerns have also been raised about the materials the site would be processing and carrying along Eastleigh residential streets, and the extra pollution to town centre roads.

However, the company says it would receive non-hazardous waste, from which it would sort and remove all recyclable materials before converting organic material, such as garden and food waste, into natural gas using heat only.

Pure food waste would be processed through anaerobic digestion – where bacteria break it down in the absence of air.

Clean Power estimate that the scheme would create around 34 full-time equivalent jobs, in skilled, manual and administration roles and three contracted jobs.

Up to 150 people could be employed during construction.

A spokesman said: “Our plans are a great way to prevent locally produced waste from going to landfill or incineration and to generate renewable electricity and heat.”

The application for an environmental permit is open to comments until June 30.

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1:57pm Wed 18 Jun 14

southy says...

What is more important is what on the government agenda for today, today they talk and vote on public open spaces, places like the New Forest, Common Land and Parks and other open public spaces could be sold to developers and private ownership.
We could see the Common being sold for developement and there be nothing us or the local council can do about it and the same will apply to the New Forest, the ones that will gain from the sell off will be the private sector pockets
What is more important is what on the government agenda for today, today they talk and vote on public open spaces, places like the New Forest, Common Land and Parks and other open public spaces could be sold to developers and private ownership. We could see the Common being sold for developement and there be nothing us or the local council can do about it and the same will apply to the New Forest, the ones that will gain from the sell off will be the private sector pockets southy
  • Score: -2

6:17pm Wed 18 Jun 14

southy says...

"Infrastructure Bill" allows ministers to sell off public land.
it was given the green light by the lords, government can now sell off public open spaces to private developers. the common, new forest, parks and other public open spaces can be sold and the government will gain from it.
"Infrastructure Bill" allows ministers to sell off public land. it was given the green light by the lords, government can now sell off public open spaces to private developers. the common, new forest, parks and other public open spaces can be sold and the government will gain from it. southy
  • Score: -1

6:36pm Wed 18 Jun 14

beekay says...

southy wrote:
What is more important is what on the government agenda for today, today they talk and vote on public open spaces, places like the New Forest, Common Land and Parks and other open public spaces could be sold to developers and private ownership.
We could see the Common being sold for developement and there be nothing us or the local council can do about it and the same will apply to the New Forest, the ones that will gain from the sell off will be the private sector pockets
And this has what to do with the article?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: What is more important is what on the government agenda for today, today they talk and vote on public open spaces, places like the New Forest, Common Land and Parks and other open public spaces could be sold to developers and private ownership. We could see the Common being sold for developement and there be nothing us or the local council can do about it and the same will apply to the New Forest, the ones that will gain from the sell off will be the private sector pockets[/p][/quote]And this has what to do with the article? beekay
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Wed 18 Jun 14

southy says...

Were do you think they are going to get the surplus wastage from, think about it. A new land clearence act
Were do you think they are going to get the surplus wastage from, think about it. A new land clearence act southy
  • Score: 0

6:52pm Wed 18 Jun 14

southy says...

plus no-body wanted to post about this article beekay, so might as well give people some information that been kept quiet.
plus no-body wanted to post about this article beekay, so might as well give people some information that been kept quiet. southy
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Quentin Heslop says...

It seems a good idea for once. Chickenhall Lane is an industrial estate and vehicle movements in and out are to be expected. I doubt it can be any more than when Ford were there and their trucks were constantly coming and going.

It appears the processes have been considered by the operator and concerns about what is being transported have been dealt with.

Let's get on with it!
It seems a good idea for once. Chickenhall Lane is an industrial estate and vehicle movements in and out are to be expected. I doubt it can be any more than when Ford were there and their trucks were constantly coming and going. It appears the processes have been considered by the operator and concerns about what is being transported have been dealt with. Let's get on with it! Quentin Heslop
  • Score: -5

7:08am Thu 19 Jun 14

Saints73 says...

Whilst I appreciate Chickenhall Lane is an industrial area, the access to it is via residential roads. The 2 main roads are Leigh Rd and Southampton Rd and both have failed air quality for the past 10 years. Increasing. HGV will be making 128 vehicle movements 64 in and 64 out of this site per day and this will potentially make the air pollution worst so how can this site be "green"? No further development at Chickenhall including this one should take place until Hampshire council sort out the money and build the Chickenhall Relief Road
Whilst I appreciate Chickenhall Lane is an industrial area, the access to it is via residential roads. The 2 main roads are Leigh Rd and Southampton Rd and both have failed air quality for the past 10 years. Increasing. HGV will be making 128 vehicle movements 64 in and 64 out of this site per day and this will potentially make the air pollution worst so how can this site be "green"? No further development at Chickenhall including this one should take place until Hampshire council sort out the money and build the Chickenhall Relief Road Saints73
  • Score: 9

4:39pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dan Brain says...

I'm all for more sustainable methods of producing power but this is in the wrong place. The roads around Eastleigh already have large numbers of HGV's on them. The energy firm is only contributing a tiny amount to local road infrastructure which won't even make a dent in the funds needed for the chickenhall link road - excuse...= no money in waste! What a load of Rubish! Keith house conveniently managed to miss the county vote which approved the plans. Make your thoughts heard with the environment agency before end of the month. https://www.gov.uk/g
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I'm all for more sustainable methods of producing power but this is in the wrong place. The roads around Eastleigh already have large numbers of HGV's on them. The energy firm is only contributing a tiny amount to local road infrastructure which won't even make a dent in the funds needed for the chickenhall link road - excuse...= no money in waste! What a load of Rubish! Keith house conveniently managed to miss the county vote which approved the plans. Make your thoughts heard with the environment agency before end of the month. https://www.gov.uk/g overnment/publicatio ns/so50-6rq-environm ental-permit-applica tion-advertisement/s o50-6rq-environmenta l-permit-application -advertisement Dan Brain
  • Score: 4

8:38pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Saints73 says...

Copies of the application on CD are available from Eastleigh council office the details are on the council website

To see the relevant page when on Eastleigh council website search for Chickenhall Incinerator Consultation
Copies of the application on CD are available from Eastleigh council office the details are on the council website To see the relevant page when on Eastleigh council website search for Chickenhall Incinerator Consultation Saints73
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Saints73 says...

Just read an Environment Agency report on a similar site near Dudley. The word Incinerator is in the document 13 times. Eastleigh Local Plan says no Incinerator on this site, but this was not taken into account by Hampshire.

Please paste the following address to see the EA document for Brierley Hill

https://docs.google.
com/file/d/0B-XR8jOD
hvFnQUtIVWZZOGhkbmM/
edit?pli=1
Just read an Environment Agency report on a similar site near Dudley. The word Incinerator is in the document 13 times. Eastleigh Local Plan says no Incinerator on this site, but this was not taken into account by Hampshire. Please paste the following address to see the EA document for Brierley Hill https://docs.google. com/file/d/0B-XR8jOD hvFnQUtIVWZZOGhkbmM/ edit?pli=1 Saints73
  • Score: 0

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