Two leading business bodies have written to Salford City Council to back a new state-of-the-art recycling facility.
Both the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the North West Institute of Directors are supporting the planning permission application from Sky Properties for the Green Lane Eco Park.
The park would be constructed on disused land in Salford, would create 60 full-time jobs and potentially provide energy to heat and power 15,000 homes and businesses. The facility would use gasification technology from ENERGOS, which is a division of ENER-G also based in Salford. In addition to the gasification plant, a materials recycling facility and anaerobic digestion plant would be built to treat around 240,000 tonnes of business waste.
In its letter, the Chamber of Commerce stated: “These proposals have the potential to deliver £70 million of private investment, creating 60 permanent jobs at a time of high unemployment and low economic growth. They will ensure the decontamination, security and re-use of a large derelict site, which has been utilised for heavy engineering for almost 100 years.”