Plans to build a hi-tech waste processing plant in Bradford with potential to provide enough electricity to power 22,600 homes, has been given the green light by the Regulatory and Appeals Committee which met at City Hall yesterday.

The plant will be built on the site of the former Solaglas factory, off Ripley Road, West Bowling, which closed in 2007 and was later demolished.

The facility will use a process called gasification to turn non-recyclable waste into gas, which would then be burned in a generator.

It will sell about 8.35 megawatts of energy to the National Grid and could also supply heat to surrounding properties.

The plant will create about 45 jobs and will operate from Monday to Saturday with about 60 heavy goods vehicles visiting per day.

Applicant Nick Baston from Energos said they hope to begin work during the first quarter of 2014, and are in the process of finalising and securing the £90 million needed to build the plant.