Solar 21 Renewables Energy wants to build new Melton plant and create 25 jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 17 Apr 2018

Up to 25 jobs could be created if plans for a new waste to energy plant in Melton get the go-ahead.

The proposals, submitted by Heat Recovery Solutions Ltd on behalf of Solar 21 Renewables Energy Ltd, would see the new plant built on the Melton Waste Park, off Gibson Lane.

The plant aims to convert waste into heat and electricity. Planning permission was granted for the site in 2012 to produce up to 7.8 megawatts (MW), but the new plans would increase the capacity to 25MW.

The new plant would be built on the Melton Waste Park

The applicants said in their planning statement to East Riding of Yorkshire Council: "This application seeks approval for the construction of an energy from waste facility that will convert the refuse derived fuel created as a by-product of the existing waste management and recovery operations carried out by Transwaste, into heat and electricity, rather than being exported.

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“The plant will be sited within the boundary of the Melton Waste Park, and will use the site on which permission has been granted to Thermeco Ltd for a smaller facility which is no longer viable.

“Although there is already a full planning permission in place for a similar waste to energy facility on the site, SOLAR proposes to increase the size of the facility to 22MW. The benefits of doing so are saving 10,000 lorry movements each year and the creation of 25 full time permanent jobs.”

The Tansterne plant already up and running

The plant would be capable of creating 25MW of electricity – of which 22MW would be supplied to the National Grid. The Health and Safety Executive has been consulted on the plans.

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It said that they would did not advise on safety grounds against the granting of planning permission for the plant.

SOLAR already run a similar site in Tansterne, Holderness.

“The plant will be operated on a continuous basis, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” the applicants said.

The TransWaste site at Melton Waste Park, Gibson Lane, Melton.

“This is consistent with the operating condition of the adjacent Melton Waste Park.

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“The proposed development provides an opportunity to carry out a sustainable form of development through the use of fuels derived from waste, which would otherwise be disposed of in landfill sites.”

As well as creating 25 new jobs, the plant would also support 100 existing skilled manufacturing jobs and 150 construction jobs, the plans stated.

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