Have any other alternative sites been considered?
No, as the site is appropriately located within an industrial area and is relatively remote from residential properties. It is in an area that is not environmentally sensitive, with no statutory protected nature conservation or heritage sites within or in close proximity to the site. A belt of trees will help screen the facility from view, alongside other industrial units, railway line, the River Tame and the road network including the M42. The site’s proximity to the road network is one of the main reasons for selection as well as the neighbouring industrial units, which could potentially be recipients of the generated heat and/or electricity.