Decision on waste plants

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Two processing plants which would treat 113,000 tonnes of waste are expected to be given the go-ahead by Lincolnshire county councillors.

A biomass plant and waste water treatment plant have been proposed for Decoy Farm, Crowland, as well as a plan for a food growing facility on the site.

Planning officers at the county council have recommended that the development be approved.

The biomass facility, which has been submitted by Sycamore Planning Limited, would be used to produce electricity to run the food plant.

Forty-eight thousand tonnes of shredded wood would be put through the biomass plant, while 65,000 of waste water would be treated.

The food facility would then be used to grow herb crops and leafy salad under artificial light.

The applicants have said that, if given approval, the site would create eight jobs.

Felicity Webber, planning officer at the authority, said in a report that the application would have little affect on the local area. County councillors will decide on the plans at a meeting on September 3.