Public inquiry into Tirley gas plant plan under way

Model of proposed gas plant Tirley was selected after a bid to build the plant at Corse was rejected

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A public inquiry has begun into controversial plans for a gas pressure reduction installation at Tirley in Gloucestershire.

National Grid is appealing against Tewkesbury Borough Council's rejection of its application.

The Campaign Against Pressure Reduction Installation (Capri) raised £35,000 to hire a barrister to fight their cause.

The inquiry at Corse and Staunton village hall is expected to last about eight days.

The site at Tirley was selected after a bid to build the plant at nearby Corse was rejected at an earlier planning appeal.

National Grid said there was a "compelling need" for the plant, which would be part of a ring handling 20% of the nation's gas.

The facility would control and regulate the flow of gas.

Local residents said the open countryside would be ruined by the plant.

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