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Waste-fuelled power station for Cheshire

A proposed 95 MW power plant capable of turning 600,000 tonnes of waste each year into electricity and heat is to be built at Ince in Cheshire, after winning UK government planning approval.

The waste, which would have otherwise gone to landfill, will instead be used to generate electricity to power a new Resource Recovery Park at the site. Excess electricity will also be exported to the national electricity grid.

The approval follows a public inquiry held into both the power plant and the Resource Recovery Park, which recommended that consent should be granted for the construction and operation of the plant and also that planning permission be given for the Resource Recovery Park.