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Kelmarsh biogas plant plans given approval

Wormslade Farm, Kelmarsh Image copyright Google
Image caption Plans have been approved for Wormslade Farm in Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire

Plans have been approved for an £8m scheme to turn crops into biogas on a site near a historic hall.

Raw Biogas Ltd applied to process 46,000 tonnes of manure and crops at Wormslade Farm, Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire.

The site, which is not far from Grade I-listed Kelmarsh Hall, will produce enough bio-methane to power 2,500 homes.

Northamptonshire County Council approved the plans despite objections.

Tony Price, from Clipston Parish Council, said it was "seriously huge" and would have a visual impact on residents.

Rosanne Steadman, chair of Great Oxendon Parish Council, told the planning meeting that building the plant along the Brampton Valley Way would be a "degradation of a much loved amenity".

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