Developer told it must deliver rail link before it builds energy park near Helsby | Chester and District Standard

A MAJOR developer has been told it must deliver a railway link before it can build a new energy-from-waste plant.

Peel, working with waste management firm Covanta, wanted Cheshire West and Chester Council to allow it to press on with the plant at the Protos energy park – formally known as Ince Park, near Helsby.

Permission had been given for the plant by the Government in 2009 on the condition that a rail link is delivered before it is built, to allow waste to be transported to the facility by rail rather than road.

Peel and Covanta, working under the name This is Protos LLP, argued the link was no longer needed – but at a meeting on Tuesday, CWaC planning committee members voted against the proposal.

Jane Gaston, representing This is Protos LLP, said: “The development will be for the same purposes and of the same scale as that already approved. Developer told it must deliver rail link before it builds energy park near Helsby | Chester and District Standard

 

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