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Biogas plant rejected by council
Around 60 protestors turned up at the council meeting
A plan to build a biogas plant on Anglesey has been refused by councillors.

Around 60 protesters against the scheme attended the special council planning meeting at Llangefni.

Anglesey Biogas wanted to use animal entrails to produce electricity on land owned by the Bodorgan estate and said it would safeguard local jobs.

The company said they were disappointed with the decision and would now consider whether or not to appeal.

Council officials had recommended the plant be granted permission subject to 21 planning conditions.

Some residents were worried about the scheme's visual impact as well as potential problems with noise and smells.

Iorwerth Roberts, chairman of Bryngwran community council: We are pleased we have won this first step because it has been quite a hard fight.

"We have some money in the pot already and we will continue to collect more so that we are ready to fight on if the company decide to appeal against today's decision."

Anglesey Biogas had said the plan would safeguard jobs on the island and generate enough power for 600 homes.

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