The Secretary of State refuses application from Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant Ltd
Cheshire West and Chester Council has received confirmation that their objections about the Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant Ltd (LSEP Ltd) application to the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy have been successful.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council, wrote to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in December 2021 to express the Council's concerns about the application to increase the consented annual waste fuel throughput of the LSEP from 600,000 to 728,000 tonnes per annum. The application also asked to increase the HGV waste delivery movements and the weekday waste delivery hours.
The Secretary of State considered the views of the Council as the planning authority, along with the many other submitted views
Councillor Gittins said:
Consent has been refused for the Application after considering the planning balance and the significant harms highlighted. The Secretary of State has added that no further information is required to enable him to take a decision on the Application and that it would not, therefore, be appropriate to cause a discretionary public inquiry to be held into the Application.