Have any other alternative sites been considered?
Other sites were considered early in the feasibility process, however, the principal reason for selecting the site is that it is appropriately located within an existing industrial area with good access to the primary route network. Additionally it is in close proximity to energy intensive industrial customers and is relatively remote from residential properties. No other viable site alternatives met all of these criteria. Furthermore, it is in an area that is not environmentally sensitive, with no statutory protected nature conservation, ancient woodlands or heritage sites within or in close proximity to the site. A belt of trees with new shrub and hedge planting will help screen the facility from view on the southern and western boundaries, alongside other industrial units, railway line, the Castle Bromwich Inn, the River Tame and the road network including the M6.