Michael Fabricant is backing Colton Parish Council with their concerns over a proposed Gas Fired Electricity Generating Facility (power station) to be sited near Colton village. “The siting of it is wholly inappropriate” says Michael.
Colton Parish Council say: “The proposed facility will be a significantly sized ‘power station’ in a quiet rural area and residents in the immediate vicinity are understandably concerned about noise, vibrations and a potential eyesore. Other parishioners have expressed concerns that if this is approved, it could open the floodgates for further developments.
“However, due to limited publicity by the company concerned, the parish council suspects that many parishioners are unaware of the proposed development. It is also unclear whether there might be a body of support for such a ‘power station’ or whether others around the parish will feel similarly to those living in the immediate vicinity. The parish council will be making parishioners aware of the application as best it can, in order to get representative views to inform its comments to LDC.
“At 49.99MW output, we are told it falls just below the 50MW limit requiring application to the Secretary of State. It also lies right next to the parish boundary and they have also lodged a second application for another similar facility close by, which falls in the parish of Colwich and under the planning authority of Stafford Borough Council.”
Michael says “If others agree that this site is inappropriate, they should write to the Chief Planning Officer, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield WS13 6YY or email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com stating their reasons and quoting planning reference 18/01303/FULM”