COUNCIL BACKING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE
Birmingham councillors have approved plans to build a facility to transform non-hazardous refuse into electrical energy to be distributed across the country.
The Renewable Energy Centre has been earmarked for land off Kay Hall Road in Tyseley and will handle 277,000 tonnes per year.
Members of Birmingham City Council’s planning committee voted through the application on Thursday 28 February 2019.
The centre will have the capacity to generate a gross power output of 25MW.
A council document published ahead of the meeting said: “The scheme would involve the re-use of an industrial site and would provide a purpose-built industrial/ warehouse and Recovery Energy Centre development.
“The proposed REC facility represents innovative energy technologies in a suitable industrial location with good links to the strategic highway network without adverse impact on highway safety or residential amenity in planning terms, subject to relevant conditions.
“Additional pollution control mechanisms arise through the environmental permitting regime operated by the Environment Agency.
“The proposed design would introduce a modern industrial development that would add to the character and appearance of its industrial surroundings.”