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Bristol power plant plans rejected by city council

Gatton Road, Bristol Image copyright Google
Image caption The proposed site was at the end of Gatton Road, near a scrapyard close to the M32

Proposals to build a gas power plant which was opposed by hundreds of residents in Bristol has been rejected by the city council.

The gas power plant for St Werburgh's was to provide standby electricity using 14 individual generators with 41ft (12.6m) high chimneys.

Planning officers had recommended to turn down the plans due to the impact on air quality and pollution levels.

Three other plans for power plants in Bristol were pulled before the meeting.

In St Werburgh's the plans had attracted 684 objections when the original plans were submitted.

The views were backed by city councillors Gus Hoyt and Rob Telford as well as the local MP, Thangam Debbonaire.

Energy firm UK Power Reserve described its proposals as an "an excellent project that will help deliver power to homes and businesses when it's needed most".

The proposed site was at the end of Gatton Road, near a scrapyard close to the M32.

Other applications for Lockleaze, and Lawrence Hill were taken out of the agenda by the developers.

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