Protest against planned biogas plant in Jüchen (GER)

Local resistance by the residents of Dürselen (village) to a planned biogas plant in the Municipality of Jüchen in Germany.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources animal waste, agricultural residues
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords biogas plant, local protest. Germany
Start date 2012
End date 2014
Reason(s) for conflict Fear by local residents of decreasing air quality, bad smell and additional traffic on already busy local road. further an increase in property values is expected.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests strong opposition of local people of the plant
Barriers for dialogue weak communication and hidden type of planning process from investor
Forums for dialogue presentation of alternative scenarious by investor, proposal to locals
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation joint and trustworthy dialog
Comments Biogas plant project has been withdrawn by initiators in 2014 after strong resident opposition (particularly in early planning phase 2011) and emerging problems in the planning negotiations with the local municipality.