A High Court judge has ruled that a decision made to grant planning approval to a biomass plant proposal in Trafford by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles was sound. The judgement was made in the Manchester Civil Court on 24 February 2014.
Jon England, project manager at Peel Energy, said: “We now intend to focus our attention on completing the work necessary for the plant to be built so it can start generating renewable electricity for the homes and businesses of Greater Manchester.”
The Breathe Clean Air Group say they're disappointed: The reality of today’s decision means that an incinerator almost as tall as the Chill Factore will be built opposite the stadium of Salford Reds and Sale Sharks Rugby Clubs and only 500m from the nearest homes. It will be a smiling assassin.
The site is partially located in an Air Quality Management Area, where plans should be in place to reduce air pollution for public safety, not add to it.
A Water and Sewerage Authority worker has died after an accident in Peel this morning.
The worker, who has not been named, was killed whilst excavating to replace a water supply pipe.
The Chairman of the Authority, Mr Houghton MHK, the Vice Chairman, Bill Henderson MHK and the Chief Executive, Peter Winstanley visited the scene of the accident today.
‘We cannot release the name of the worker at this time until the police have informed the next of kin, however it was a very tragic and unfortunate accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time’.
– Chairman of the Authority, Mr Houghton MHK
The Health and Safety Inspectorate Officers are on site carrying out a full investigation into the accident.