Protest over biomass energy plant in Overtown (UK)

Campaigners protesting about plans of biomass energy plant close to their homes. As we have reported, campaigners from the Committee have already handed over an 800-signature petition to the council.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 social, 2 economical, 3 ecological, 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 Local people protesting against biomass combustion plant in the settlement.
Barriers for dialogue Negative previous experience when the plant was under the fire make the local's people attitude very negative towards plant in the settlement. Locals are worried about circulated lorries delivering the raw material.
Forums for dialogue possible plan to move the location of the plant from the settlement to the edge.
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation constructive and open dialog between the parties to solve the issue
Comments Company's claim is that the currently chosen location is optimal and visual impact is taken into account