Bressingham’s bio-gas facility plan re-emerges

Bressingham, Norfolk. Des Aves of Oak Farm who has applied for planning permission to build a Biogas digester plant on his farm which will be partly fuelled by pig manure ENGANL00120130313172236

Bressingham, Norfolk. Des Aves of Oak Farm who has applied for planning permission to build a Biogas digester plant on his farm which will be partly fuelled by pig manure ENGANL00120130313172236

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Plans for a renewable energy facility in Bressingham that could potentially power more than 1,000 homes have re-emerged more than two years after the initial bid to obtain planning permission.

A new application to build an anaerobic digester (AD) system and associated infrastructure at Deal Farm, in Kenninghall Road, has been submitted by local farmer Des Aves, of RG Aves and Partners.

Mr Aves previously obtained planning approval at the site, which is currently a farmyard and part of an agricultural field, back in July 2013, but is now looking to construct a larger plant which utilises energy crops as well as animal waste.

JHWalter LLP, the agents representing Mr Aves, stated: “As energy prices gradually rise and the country’s indigenous supplies reduce over time, this proposal to develop the farming business to generate green energy is considered to be essential to the needs of the agricultural business.

“This proposal represents a security of green energy supply. Anaerobic digestion is a substantial renewable energy resource to be exploited.”

A public meeting will be held at Bressingham Village Hall on Monday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm to discuss the new proposal and give community members an opportunity to voice concerns.

nThe application can be viewed on the South Norfolk Council planning portal, using the reference 2015/0595