Plans for Bridgham biogas plant given green light

Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Plans to build a biogas power plant on the outskirts of a Breckland village have been given the green light - despite the fears of residents.

Essex-based Strutt & Parker Farms Ltd was given the go ahead for the nine hectare development at Camp Farm in Bridgham by Breckland Council today.

The decision came after Breckland's officers recommended it for approval.

That was despite more than 25 objections from residents, parish councils and businesses.

Charlie Fillingham, Strutt & Parker Farm's managing director, said he was pleased with the outcome of this morning's meeting.

'This is a technology that helps everybody in the long term,' he said.

While fears were raised by Bridgham residents, it was Roudham and Larling Parish Council which objected most strongly.

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Their objections outlined fears over its impact on the setting of Roudham village, confusion over a gas connection route, and the disposal of waste materials.

No timetable for the development has been set.

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