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Beeford food waste plant application rejected

Posters objecting to plans to build an anaerobic digester near Beeford
Image caption Plans to build an anaerobic digester near to Beeford received more than 1,000 letters of objection

Plans to build an energy plant capable of turning food and animal waste into electricity have been refused by councillors.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council unanimously rejected Gascorp Delta Ltd's application to build an anaerobic digester near to Beeford.

The plans received more than 1,000 letters of objection.

Gascorp said the digester would provide "considerable environmental, social and economic benefits".

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The proposal included building six nine-metre (30ft) high tanks to store and process the waste.

Gascorp said the plant had the potential to produce enough power for 5,400 homes by burning gas created from breaking down food and animal waste.

Objectors raised concerns about the impact of HGV traffic on the roads around the proposed site.

According to planning documents about 60 lorries would access the site on a daily basis.

Beeford Parish Council said the roads to the site would be "totally unsuitable for constant and increasing HGV use".

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