Protest over wood pellet plant Wombleton

Residents of Wombleton are opposing the plan of construction of pellet plant in the settlement

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords wood power, plant, protest
Start date 2007
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Local people are against construction of pellet power plant in settlement. The lorries will crowd the roads and emission from the mill will spoil the environment
Barriers for dialogue "The plant will need 50,000 tonnes of timber a year to make the pellets and will produce 26,000 tonnes of pellets which will generate a total of 3,120 vehicle movements a year, with an average of 12 a day." - direct words of the main obstacle
Forums for dialogue open dialog and negotiation of location with residents. the mill in the future will provide opportunity for local farmers to supply raw material.
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation open and transparent process with involvement of relevant stakeholders