42 Metre High Monster
Trafford Council, Peel Energy and the Breathe Clean Air Group have all submitted their Statement of Case for the forthcoming Public Inquiry into the controversial, Barton Renewable Energy Plant in November.
The Breathe Clean Air Group’s Chairman, Pete Kilvert says “I am astounded how Peel Energy can claim that the site will not have an adverse effect on matters such as residential amenity, flooding, traffic, visual impact, noise or vibration, ecology or air quality”. He said, “we are most concerned about air quality, but on the question of visual impact, the main building will be 42 metres high. That’s higher that Barton high level bridge. It will loom above the Davyhulme skyline and cast a giant shadow over the lives of the local residents”.
Peel claim that no harm or adverse impact would arise from the incinerator with respect to the vitality and attractiveness of nearby areas of Davyhulme, Flixton and Urmston! I can see the street sign now” said Mr Kilvert, ironically “Welcome to Davyhulme, home of the friendly incinerator”!!
Peel also claims that the incinerator will be good for climate change. “How can this be?” asked Mr Kilvert “when burning wood produces 330% more carbon dioxide than burning natural gas and it even produces more carbon dioxide than burning coal”.
The Breathe Clean Air Group is preparing for the Public Inquiry in November with confidence. However, legal representation and Air Quality experts are expensive. The group has launched a fighting fund and readers can help by going to www.BreatheCleanAirGroup.co.uk.