AD plants turn waste products into energy and owners of AD plants receive generous subsidies from the Government. AD plants need to be constantly fed waste products to be effective.
The plant due to be built at Plaxton Bridge, Woodmansey, recently received approval to process waste products from its neighbouring potato factory which has now gone into administration.
Now the applicant now wants to build the new AD plant and have waste products brought on HGVs through the village roads.
The change of use will mean waste product is brought to the AD plant in Woodmansey by HGVs with estimates put the additional HGVs movements up to 4000 journeys per year.
Alison Goddard on behalf of a recently formed Woodmansey and Dunswell Villagers Group opposing the change of use said;
“The AD plant when granted planning permission was for a closed system linked to the factory.
“Now the potato factory has closed, the company who will build the AD plant want to change the use to allow waste products to be transported into the village by HGVs.”
“This significantly changes its use in our opinion and local residents will fight this. We do not want waste lorries going through Dunswell and Woodmansey where our children walk to and from school, and many cyclists cycle for work and leisure.”
Local residents say the roads are busy enough with an increase noticed since the opening of the Beverley Southern bypass and will increase more when the new housing developments and visitor attraction are completed over the next 18 months.
Anyone wishing to object to the change of use should send a letter to the East Riding Council Planning dept by Friday 23 June or log on to the council online planning portal quoting ref 17/01415/STVAR