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Council responds to concerns about biomass plant

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has formally responded to the latest consultation on permitting from Natural Resources Wales.

 

  • Wednesday, 04 October 2017, 11:10 AM | Vale of Glamorgan


The detailed response can be found here and this sets out the concerns being raised, which are predominantly around potential noise emissions from the site as well as concerns over the manner by which air quality implications have been assessed.

 

CivicAs a result, the Council has indicated that an Environmental permit should not be granted at this time.

 

Further information on the application can be obtained from Natural Resources Wales, which is the organisation responsible for progressing the permitting process.


In addition, and over recent days, complaints have been received of noise emanating from construction and installation works at the site, often late into the evening.

 

The Council has acted promptly to concerns and  served a Section 60 Control of Pollution Act 1974 Notice on the contractors on Wednesday 28 September, which restricts when they are able to carry out work that produces significant noise.

 

We are continuing to ensure that we are in a position to deal with any ongoing issues in a prompt and efficient manner, engaging with residents and the wider community.