Bressingham villagers take to protest in opposition to Deal Farm Biogas
Frustrated villagers have stepped up their campaign to resist the development of a biogas plant in their area.
Residents in Bressingham have put up posters across the village in opposition to Deal Farm Biogas – an anaerobic digestion plant in Kenninghall Road that will process waste and turn it into fertiliser.
Critics have warned that the plant will cause untold damage to the local environment and will mean thousands of lorries travelling to and from the site every year, while controversy surrounding the planning approval of the project has added extra fuel to the fire.
Around 50 posters have been put up in Bressingham and the surrounding parishes, calling for the development, which includes two large digester tanks, to be stopped.
William Hudson, of Holy Farm in Common Road, said that the impact of the plant would affect residents far beyond Bressingham.
“We’ve mobilised surrounding parishes, such as Winfarthing, Fersfield and Kenninghall, all of whom will be affected by this,” said the 64-year-old.
“We’ve been knocking on every door and telling people about the problems. We’ve been urging them to complain, and giving them the information on who they should complain to.
“Quite simply, we have got to use every tool that we’ve got in our toolbox.
“They’re building something illegal, and you can’t make money by compromising the environment and the community.”
Despite the groundswell of support for the campaign, not everyone appears to be on board.
Earlier in the week, Norfolk Police were notified after some of the signs were torn down or defaced.