Renewed planning permission for Welsh biomass power plant

A proposed biomass power plant in Splott, Wales, has received renewed planning permission by Cardiff Council.

The planned facility would burn 75,000 tonnes of virgin timber annually, according to a report by Wales Online.

Despite concerns raised over the plant’s potential carbon emissions and air pollution, Cardiff Council renewed planning permission for the plant on 27 January. The facility originally received permission in 2018, but construction has not yet begun.

The surrounding area of the proposed biomass plant site includes the Celsa steelworks, the Viridor waste incinerator, and potentially soon another waste incinerator pending planning approval.

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