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WE WOULD like to place on the record our appreciation to those members of the Eggborough and Knottingley communities who attended our recent public consultation events.
Our public exhibitions formed part of our early-stage consultation and were designed to provide information and answer questions in relation to our proposals for an energy centre located on the site of Kellingley Colliery.
The proposed Southmoor Energy Centre would be capable of producing up to 26mw of electricity, enough electricity to power 63,000 homes. It would also generate heat which could be supplied to the colliery and nearby businesses via a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.
If built, the privately funded facility could help to reduce operating costs at the colliery by providing a stable and low-cost source of power and create around 38 permanent jobs and further jobs during construction.
We propose to use up to 280,000 tonnes per year of non-hazardous residual (left after recycling) waste to fuel the energy centre. This will come from commercial and industrial and possibly household sources from across the region. Our consultation is still open and we would encourage interested parties to get in touch with their views.
We are also in the process of establishing a local liaison committee.
If readers would like to involved, please get in touch: Freephone: 0800 170 1418; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Freepost RSKS-SBBE-LHHZ, Southmoor Energy Centre, c/o PPS Group, Charlotte Street, Manchester, M1 4FD.
Richard Barker, Peel Environmental Ltd, Trafford Centre, Manchester.