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Govt approves 100MW power station

UK chemical company INEOS has been granted planning permission to build a £300 million 100 MW combined heat and power station at Runcore, Cheshire.

Energy minister Malcolm Wicks approved the plan to build the plant, which will potentially take waste from Manchester, Merseyside, Halton, Cheshire and Warrington to produce energy.

Mr Wicks said: “While acknowledging that this proposal was controversial locally, this approval takes into account the concerns that were raised.”

He added: “The key concern of impact on the public health will be properly addressed through planning conditions at the construction stage and when the station is operation through the environmental permitted regime regulated by the Environment Agency.”