Council discusses amended plant plan

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Amended plans for an anaerobic digestion facility near Sleaford went before members of Leasingham and Roxholm Parish Council on Monday.

The application concerns land between the A15 and A17 and went before North Kesteven District Council in August, only to be deferred to allow for a study to be done into how it might affect traffic in the area.

Under the revised plans, the size of the building has been reduced in height.

The parish council had opposed the application on a number of grounds, but mainly because it would see heavy goods vehicles crossing a path between Sleaford and Leasingham, a route used by school children, in particular.

It was installed by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans following local campaigning.

Speaking after Monday’s meeting, chairman of the parish council Jonathan Franks told The Standard members remain opposed to the application, even with the revisions, with the impact on the Sustrans route still being the main issue.