Protest over proposed biomass incinerator in Ernesettle

The biomass incinerator is to consume 100,000 tonnes of wood per year and create a job for locals. However residents are more worried about the changing of living environment with 21metres high gas cylinders and 45m high stack chimney.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords wood power, plant, protest
Start date 2014
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests the local people are against biomass incinerator which destroys the local landscape and may worsen the environmental conditions.
Barriers for dialogue In opinion of local residents the chronical deseases may end up in cancer and pollution with fine particles is worrying the population
Forums for dialogue proposal by investor the alternative area with certain proximity from residential areas
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and trustworthy dialog with local people
Comments n 2007, residents formed campaign group STIFLE (Stop the Incinerator Fouling Land at Ernesettle) to oppose an "energy from waste" plant in the area. At the time Ernesettle was one of four sites being considered for an incinerator to handle domestic waste from Plymouth and South Devon Seems that situation is repeated in the area!