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Thursday, January 14, 2016

POO STINKS......FENGATE BIOMASS IS NOW NINE STACKS....... However Peterborough Tribune helps stop the Horsey Toll BIOMASS

MEANWHILE. Take a look at this lot, The mysterious Peterborough Blue Sky Ltd is making a stealth like comeback:

Project timeline •  
1 February 2013: Signing of contract between the Peterborough City Council and Viridor, with Babcock & Wilcox Vølund and Interserve Construction Ltd. serving as consortium partners and joint suppliers of the plant and associated buildings. • June 2013: Projected start of construction. 
• 2015: Expected completion date of the plant.

•  The total project investment is around GBP 75 million. •  Babcock & Wilcox Vølund will supply the complete waste treatment system in cooperation with our subsidiary Götaverken Miljö who will supply the flue gas cleaning system. •  Interserve Construction will construct all of the plant’s buildings. •  Viridor will operate the plant for 30 years, beginning in 2015.

The plant will process waste from Peterborough City for the next 30 years and has an annual capacity of up to 85,000 tonnes of waste. Peterborough currently produces around 90,000 tonnes of waste each year.

The city’s annual volume of waste is expected to increase to 140,000 tonnes by 2040.
Today, 43% of the city’s waste is recycled, while the remaining 50,000 tonnes or so are deposited in landfills.

The new energy-from-waste plant means that 94% of the city’s landfill waste will instead be used to generate electricity.
The plant’s electrical power generation capacity will be 7.25 MW. Its annual electrical production will be around 53,000 MWh, which corresponds to 15% of the total annual household electrical consumption in Peterborough.

Could well be that SHOWCASE Cinema in Fengate can possibly add "ultra smellyvision" to their impressive list of extras, as we hear the nearby proposed Biomass Plant (some councillors have an interest we understand) as it will now process some nine huge stacks of excrement and food waste; for those of a gentle disposition, its termed 'Organic Waste' or 'Poo' all to be trucked by road, into the Fengate business, restaurant and retail park.

Unless we are very much mistaken Committee Chair Cllr Harper has yet to raise a symbolic finger against the Fengate Biomass plant,  but has been loudly sounding off about the small one near to HMP in Park Farm. Which has now been withdrawn and work on the Horsey Road site halted !!!

Dear Sir/Madam

The Town and Country Planning
(Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 Minerals/Waste Application (Full)

Description of proposal: Erection of Gas to Grid Anaerobic Digestion Plant to comprise four digester tanks, technical operations building, silage clamp, storage lagoons, four liquid waste tanks, Gas Flare, Gas Upgrading System (GUS) and Gas Entry Unit (GEU), separator, cooling unit, transformer, heating kiosk and two underground propane tanks

Site address: Land Adjacent To Horsey Toll Farm Whittlesey Road Stanground Peterborough

Further to previous correspondence relating to the above matter I write to inform you that the Applicant has asked for the application to be withdrawn. Accordingly, we have stopped all work on processing the application and no decision will be made. There is no right of appeal against such a decision.

What happens next?

The applicant may choose to re-submit this or an amended application to us at a future date. We will notify you again if such an application is submitted.
Back to Stanground East: HMP standing in this case for the  'Harper Memorial Playground'. Just think of the Fengate plant as the huge big brother to the small one Cllr Harper won't now have on his doorstep thanks to Peterborough Tribune readers!

Cllr Harper who loses Stanground East in a few months will be targeting Cardea (Stanground South) Ward. All councillors are up for election in May. Astonishingly he too will be seeking your vote in May, rather than going down along with his Stanground east ward.   

The matter has been referred to a planning Committee so if tyou want to speak or put a letter in, do it quickly before we rename Peterborough Environment C*ap it all City ....your really could not make this up... Here are the dates of the meeting at the end of the month. We have our letter in, still time for you to do the same. 


Contact: Philippa Turvey

Our Ref: 15/00721/WCPP


Peterborough Direct: 01733 747474

14 January 2016

Dear Mr Bray
Application to be considered by the Planning and Environmental Protection Committee

Reference: 15/00721/WCPP

Proposal: Variation of condition 28 (catchment area restriction) of planning permission

08/01081/ELE - Energy Park comprising two fully enclosed materials recycling, conversion and manufacturing buildings (comprising materials receipt and recycling hall, recycled material store and biomass storage, food waste bioreactor/ digester, biomass energy conversion area with 9 stacks; dry cooling system; plasma enhanced vitrification area and remanufacturing processes), research and development centre with visitor space, WEEE re-use building, administration building, vehicle store/workshop, weighbridge, landscaping and habitat creation (including lakes, reed beds , brown and green roofs, tree belt and  meadow border) and the realignment of Storeys Bar Road between the junction
with Edgerley Drain Road and Vicarage Farm Road and the site access, pelican crossing, shared footpath /cycleway on Storeys Bar Road and extension to the Green Wheel cycle network

Site address: Land Off Storeys Bar Road, Storeys Bar Road, Fengate Peterborough

You have already written to Planning Services with your views on the above application.

I am now writing to tell you that this application has been referred to the next meeting of the  Council’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee for consideration.

This will be held on  26 January 2016 at 1.30 pm in the Bourges/Viersen Rooms at the Town Hall.

The report to committee will include a summary of the views set out in your earlier letter.

A copy of the report will be available to view on our website 5 working days before committee. Please select
Planning and Environmental Protection Committee on webpage: If you wish to speak at the meeting you should
contact the Senior Governance Officer by 12.00 pm on the Friday before committee, either in
writing or by telephone.

Late written submissions must be received by the Senior Governance Officer before 4.00 pm on the day before committee. Anything received after this deadline cannot be taken into

The Senior Governance Officer is:
Contact: Philippa Turvey
Chief Executive’s Department
Democratic Services
Town Hall Peterborough PE1 1HG

Tel 01733 452460 or email:

Please note, decisions can be referred only by the members of the Planning and Environmental Protection Committee to the Planning Review Committee up to 48 hours after the Committee meeting, as per the Council’s Constitution. In these circumstances the decision of the Committee is suspended pending consideration by the Planning Review Committee at the next available

Yours sincerely

Simon Machen

Director of Growth and Regeneration

Address: Land Off Storeys Bar Road Storeys Bar Road Fengate

Reference: 15/00721/WCPP

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