Plans for a new renewable energy plant in the North East could get the go ahead.
Renewable energy company RES submitted plans to build a Biomass Plant in Northumberland.
If given the go ahead it could convert between up to 900,000 tonnes of biological matter into fuel and electricity each year.
RES say the plant would bring significant benefits to the area; creating jobs in the green sector and opportunities for local contractors as well as generating electricity for the equivalent of 150,000 homes annually.
The company say carbon dioxide emissions would also be reduced, but campaigners against the site claim the plant may worsen the problem of climate change.
The Infrastructure Planning Commission is due to deliver their decision on whether it will be approved next month.
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