Nottingham Post: MP joins objectors against Gedling food waste recycling centre

GEDLING MP Vernon Coaker has joined the list of objectors to a proposed new anaerobic  digester.

Tamar Energy want to  build the food waste recycling plant next to the Gedling Country Park, which is  set to open in spring.


Mr Coaker, the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence,  raised concerns over  the amount of traffic created by the plant, which is said to be able to create  energy for 6,000 homes.

The MP is also worried about the smell caused by the site, which would deal  with 63,000 tonnes of food waste per year.

In his objection letter, shared with the Post, he said: “We are in the  process of opening a beautiful country park.  It would be scandalous to allow  development of this kind to risk the enjoyment of that area.”

Residents, local Labour councillors and the nearby existing anaerobic  digester run by Bio  have all  said the plant is not needed.

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