Chinook to answer controversial energy park plan questions

Proposed site for the energy park behind Blemheim Lane, Bulwell.
Proposed site for the energy park behind Blemheim Lane, Bulwell.

Bulwell Energy Park applicants Chinook will be giving a presentation of their plans at a meeting next week.

The firm have submitted an amendment to their original planning application to build a £50million processing plant on land north of the former Blenheim Lane allotments.

In a bid to allay concerns raised by nearby residents, a company representative will give information and answer questions at the meeting to be held at Duchess Gardens Complex, off Bold Close, Bulwell, on Wednesday 30th April.

“Residents have worries over the increase in traffic, noise and flooding possibilities,” said current treasurer of the RuffordTenants and Residents Group, which is hosting the meeting. “This meeting will give residents the opportunity to ask questions directly to the applicants.”

The plans are to build an energy generation facility, which uses a patented form of gasification technology to recover valuable recyclable materials such as metals and glass to generate energy.

Planning was agreed to use 30,000 tonnes of waste per year. However, Chinook is now proposing to increase this figure significantly to 160,000 tonnes of residual waste a year, due to a shortfall in processing across the East Midlands.

It is expected to go before the city planners in May.

For more information about the meeting contact Ros on 0115 9760472 or 07758888325