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13th Aug, 2022

Power station plans resurface

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a power station near the village of Haselor have been re-submitted.

Pegasus Group has revised the proposals for the site, on the Temple Grafton side of the A46 Alcester to Stratford Road, after it was withdrawn following increasing concerns over its impact on the landscape and the visual harm it would cause.

Over 300 residents objected and expressed fears over increased traffic on the A46 leading to accidents.

They also feared it would create an eyesore, with several chimneys visible, while the site itself was a designated Special Landscape Area.

The new application includes scaled back plans for 17 gas generators rather than 22 and the proposed 11 transformers replaced by a single cabinet containing electrical equipment.

Chimney stacks will be just over six metres in height rather than seven and a ‘planting plan’ is in place to reduce its visual impact.

But residents are not convinced.

Fears remain over increased traffic and accidents while others include concerns for wildlife habitats and ancient woodland, close proximity to schools and light and noise pollution.

The public consultation ends on June 17 and a decision is expected to be made in mid August.

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