Public voice views on energy plant

Image of proposed multi fuel plant at Ferrybridge. Image (c) SSE 2011 '' Dafydd Wynn 'Thermal Development | SSE | Ferrybridge 'C' Power Station | T: +44 (0)1977 884014    M: +44 (0)7825 015192     'www.sse.com | www.sse.com/Ferrybridge
Image of proposed multi fuel plant at Ferrybridge. Image (c) SSE 2011 '' Dafydd Wynn 'Thermal Development | SSE | Ferrybridge 'C' Power Station | T: +44 (0)1977 884014 M: +44 (0)7825 015192 'www.sse.com | www.sse.com/Ferrybridge

Energy bosses hoping to build a second multi-fuel energy plant at Ferrybridge power station have hailed their consultation events a success.

Multifuel Energy Limited, a joint venture between station operators SSE and Wheelabarator Technologies, announced plans to build a second plant in May due to the level of interest in the first project, which is currently being built.

The companies displayed plans for the second plant, which will be similar in size and structure, to the public across the Five Towns this month and were pleased with the response.

Ashley Comerford, project manager for the plant, said: “We are pleased the local residents have taken the time to come and speak to us and to find out more about how our plans for the plant.

“The involvement of the local community is greatly appreciated and we value this into our plans.”

Residents still have the chance to share their views on the plans.

Mr Comerford said: “I would encourage with an opinion or question on the plans to get in touch before the consultation closes.”

Consultation on the proposals closes on December 20 and energy bosses hope to submit the plans to the Planning Inspectorate next summer.

For more information on the project and how to leave your views visit www.multifuelenergy.com/fm2.

Or you can contact Multifuel Energy Limited by calling 01977 884314.