Thursday, 03 December 2020

£7m digester plant approved for beauty spot

A BUSINESSMAN has won planning permission for a manure-fuelled gas generator near Ipsden.

David Bermingham says the anaerobic digestion plant at Icknield Farm, about two miles north of Woodcote, could be built by the end of the year.

The £7m scheme was unanimously approved by South Oxfordshire District Council’s planning committee on Wednesday last week.

Opponents argued it was inappropriate development in the Chilterns area of outstanding natural beauty and would generate unpleasant smells.

They also feared it would create traffic problems with lorries delivering slurry and maize and collecting the mixture once it was processed.

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