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Plans submitted for £120m 'clean energy' complex in Keighley
7:00am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
Plans for a £120 million “clean energy” complex in Keighley – which will bring nearly 600 jobs to the town – have now been submitted to Bradford Council.
Three plants for recycling waste would be constructed on the derelict former gas works site in Airedale Road, alongside the Aire Valley trunk road at Marley.
The scheme would also include an education and visitor centre, plus a four-storey office building, parking and landscaping.
A data storage centre and offices would be built on land in nearby Dalton Lane.
Already-processed commercial and industrial waste will be brought to the plants, which together will be capable of producing 80,000,000 kWh of electricity a year – virtually enough to power the whole town.
Behind the pioneering scheme is the Halton Group, which owns the sites.
Agent John Steel, of JO Steel Consulting, said the proposals put before the Council are unchanged from those displayed at a public consultation in Keighley Civic Centre last month.
“The overwhelming response from people who attended the event was favourable and there have been no alterations to the plans,” he said.
The proposed scheme will go before the regulatory and appeals committee, probably in February.