Statement - Rolton Kilbride 20/03/2018

March 20 2018

Following the decision by Swindon Borough Council to decline consent for the Keypoint Renewable Energy Centre in Swindon, Rolton Kilbride has been considering its options for the facility.

Having explored the opportunities fully, we have now lodged an appeal with the Planning Inspectorate with regard to the facility.

Managing Director of Rolton Kilbride, Andrew Needham said:  “We have not taken this decision lightly, but we remain convinced that there is a clear requirement for energy for local industrial users. In this economic climate, a secure and reliable source of energy is key to remaining competitive, as well as decarbonising operations.  

“The health and safety of these facilities has been studied exhaustively, with government and Public Health England content that they do not pose a risk to health or the environment. The technology also has government backing and has a long and established track record. As a result, we have been granted consent in three other areas and are making good progress.”