Council gives go ahead to renewable energy centre at Hams Hall

7th February, 2017
A planning application for the construction and operation of a Renewable Energy Centre (REC) at Faraday Avenue, Hams Hall has been given the go ahead by Warwickshire County Council.

The facility will generate renewable electricity and heat from residual waste, which could be exported to commercial energy users. This could significantly benefit local businesses, making them more competitive through reducing their operating costs and supporting their potential growth.

The energy centre is expected to generate up to 20 new technical jobs, as well as additional contract jobs and construction employment during the build. The facility could become operational in approximately three years.

In addition, handling waste locally will reduce the volume of waste going to landfill, as well as management and transport costs for the Local Authority, which could enable funds to be redirected to other services.

Ian Crummack, spokesperson for Rolton Kilbride said: “We are obviously pleased with the Council’s decision. The Hams Hall Energy Centre will provide a secure, clean, safe and sustainable source of energy.  We will continue to work with the Council and the community to address any concerns and provide more information as the project progresses.”