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28/02/2017

Appeal: £12m anaerobic power plant ‘not of an appropriate scale’ for East Lothian site

Anaerobic power plant

Plans for a large-scale anaerobic digester and power plant east of Edinburgh are of ‘inappropriate scale’ and unclear potential benefit, a reporter has ruled.

The development, near Ballencrieff in East Lothian, would convert waste by-products from nearby breweries and agriculture into natural gas, providing enough energy to power 7,000 homes, aiding the transition to a low-carbon economy. But reporter Dannie Onn noted a number of issues with the plans.

Onn's survey of the local area found it to have a medium-to-high sensitivity to large-sca.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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