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Waste power plant plan approved

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Any excess power will go into the National Grid

A power plant which will convert rubbish into electricity has been given the go-ahead by the government.

The processing plant at Ince, near Helsby in Cheshire, will power a waste management plant which will be built on the same 100-hectare site.

Peel Holdings' plans had met with opposition from residents but a public inquiry recommended their approval.

The power plant will be capable of turning 600,000 tonnes of waste each year into electricity and heat.

Any excess will be fed into the National Grid.



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