The UK Government has given consent today for the construction of a 60MW energy from waste generation station.
The proposed development at Lostock, Northwich, would generate enough power to supply 80,000 homes and create 500 jobs during the construction period and 50 permanent operating posts.
A Department of Energy and Climate Change spokesman said: “It is essential we have a balanced energy mix in the future to provide low cost, efficient energy to households and businesses.
“This plant takes waste and turns it into something of great value – enough power to supply 80,000 homes - and in addition creates jobs for the local community.”
A full and detailed public inquiry recommended that consent for the station be granted after hearing evidence about all aspects of the proposed development, including its potential health and visual impacts as well the implications for traffic safety and the local environment.