Plans for an energy from waste plant in Northamptonshire have been given the green light.
The gasification plant in Magnetic Park, Desborough, proposed by Origin Renewable Energy, will use waste to generate electricity from up to 96,000 tonnes of household and business waste per year.
Campaign group Fresh Air Desborough has expressed concerns about pollution from the facility.
However, the county council’s development control committee upheld planning officers’ recommendation to approve the proposals.
The council said: “The plans were consistent with the council’s policies on location of waste treatment facilities. Energy from waste technology is supported by the Government.
“Various planning conditions were included on issues such as restricting the volume of waste, where the waste comes from and limiting traffic movements.
The facility will require an environmental permit from the Environment Agency.
Completion is expected in 2016.