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East Yorkshire waste energy gas plant plans rejected

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Image caption Chicken waste form a neighbouring farm would have been processed at the plant

A plant which would recycle organic waste into energy will not be built after councillors refused planning permission.

The developer, Green Gen Global, wanted to build the plant near to Holme-upon-Spalding-Moor, near Market Weighton.

It would have processed up to 70,000 tonnes of waste a year, including taking chicken waste from a nearby farm.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council received 121 objections to the plan.

Some residents opposed the development, claiming it would produce smells and increase traffic. Pet food waste would have been brought in by lorries under the plans.

One local resident, Alec Wild, claimed the site would be "a blot on the landscape".

"The particular problem with this site is that it is so close to the proximity of the village, and the amounts of waste they're bringing in on the roadway and the types of waste they're bringing in," he said.

"The people in the village are in fear that it will emanate smells, it will emanate noise, it will emanate light pollution."

The developers are yet to comment.

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