Trafford Council challenges Pickles over Barton biomass project

TRAFFORD Council has mounted a legal appeal against Whitehall's approval given to a controversial renewable energy plant.

Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Local Government last month gave the green light to Peel Energy's £70m Barton Renewable Energy Plant .

A public inquiry backed the plans for the facility, which would take up to 140,000 tonnes of waste biomass a year from landfill and convert it into enough electricity for 37,000 homes, but amid considerable local uproar the local authority has serv... For the full story register now for free or login below...