Tamar Energy has withdrawn its application to build an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Nottinghamshire after strong objections from the public.
The AD company informed Nottinghamshire County Council on 16 February of its decision to withdraw plans for the plant next to Gedling country park for “commercial reasons”.
The council said there were 677 separate public objections made to the application and 10 petitions relating to noise, flood risk, ecology, access routes, highways implications, odours, the landscape and visual impact of the development.
Sally Gill, council planning group manager, said the it had submitted a request for further information about the application in December in relation to these issues, which were raised in a consultation.
Samantha Mace, Tamar Energy project manager, said: “The planning department has recently requested that we carry out further seasonal studies throughout 2015.
“This would lengthen the timescale and cost for the project considerably, and would have a knock-on implication for our wider pipeline of other AD facilities in development elsewhere across the UK. As a result, we’ve chosen to focus on other projects in 2015.
“We remain absolutely confident in the quality and suitability of our proposal, and in AD as a sustainable solution to Nottinghamshire’s organic waste problem.”
The facility would have generated electricity for 6,000 homes for the next 30 years.
Tamar Energy announced last week that it had secured a £32m financing facility to build its next wave of plants, the first deal of its kind in the AD sector.