Minicipal waste utilization plant in Newbridge on Wye

A wood burning power plant was first proposed by Border Biofuels Ltd. in 10 November 1997 to construct in Newbridge on Wye, Mid-Wales. Powys County Council (PCC) rejected planning permission on 17 December 1998. After the rejection of the first application, BSW Timber Plc submitted another application in 25 November 1999 to construct 22 MW Integrated Wood Processing Plant using advance pyrolysis technology. The existing BSW saw mill area was proposed site to construct this power plant.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources logging residues
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords power plant, conflict, bioenergy, Newbridge
Start date 1997
End date 1999
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests 2 attempts of 2 different companies to build power plants, 1 failed due to lack of communication with NGOs and locals, second - succeeded.
Barriers for dialogue many negative consequences from power plant to local community
Forums for dialogue transparency and environmental assessment
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation openness to public and frequent communication