Local community urged to have their say on Renewable Energy Centre proposals

November 06 2017

09 October 2017

This week sees the end of the public consultation for the proposed Sunderland Renewable Energy Centre. Project developer, Rolton Kilbride, has held a series of exhibitions throughout September in Washington to showcase the proposals and to gather feedback on the plans from the local community.

Using proven, clean and safe gasification technology, the energy centre will generate electricity and heat from non-recyclable waste. The process will generate 27MW of electricity, and the centre has the potential to be even more efficient by using the heat generated by the facility to supply businesses and industry in the local area.

Andrew Needham, Managing Director of Rolton Kilbride, said: “The exhibitions were really well attended and we would like to thank those who gave up their time to attend and share their views with us either on the day or afterwards.

“We will be including all the feedback we have received in our consultation document, which will be part of our planning application, due to be submitted to Sunderland City Council later this month. We encourage anyone who hasn’t done so already, to take this opportunity to comment on our proposal.” 

Residents can find out more about the plans by visiting www.roltonkilbride.co.uk/sunderland.

Comments can be submitted electronically to sunderlandrec@coastmarcoms.co.uk or by writing to Sunderland REC, PO Box 359, Saltash, PL12 9AS. The closing date for comments is Thursday 12 October 2017.