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Hearing date announced for challenge against renewable energy plant

Trafford Council’s challenge against the Barton Renewable Energy Plant, located in Davyhulme, Greater Manchester, is to take place in February.

The High Court hearing will be open to the public and will take place on 10 and 11 February at the Civil Justice Courts, Spinningfield, Manchester.

Breathe Clean Air Group chairman Pete Kilvert said: “Although the plant poses as an electricity generating power station, its real purpose is to incinerate the Peel Group’s waste from the Trafford Shopping Centre and other Peel developments. The term biomass is misleading in order to acquire massive grants of taxpayers’ money from the Government”.

The Breathe Clean Air Group has been campaigning for over three years to prevent the incinerator being built. They say that its out-dated technology, its inadequate filtration system and its very short chimney stack will not be able to prevent dangerous particles and heavy metals from polluting the neighbourhood, resulting in serious health impacts on local people in the short and long-term future.

Mr Kilvert commented: “The BCAG campaign has clearly shown that the people of Trafford do not want this 40 metre high monstrosity dominating the skyline and polluting our community for the next 25 years.”

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