Dozens attend plans exhibition

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Nearly 50 people attended a two-day exhibition of plans for a new power station, to be fuelled by waste wood, on the outskirts of Sheffield.

Sheffield-based company UYE is proposing the plant on a site off Rother Valley Way, Halfway.

Electricity will be produced for the National Grid and the company hopes to offer heat for nearby homes.

Stephen Brooks, a director of UYE, said: “We would like to thank people for attending our exhibition and showing a keen interest in the details of the project.

“We were able to show them that the proposed plant is designed to blend into the existing industrial setting and also that it is based on the sustainable use of renewable energy in a safe, clean and tried and tested process.

“We received some very good suggestions from residents, which we will definitely take on board and pass to Sheffield Council.”

The company has also distributed an information leaflet to businesses on the industrial estate and homes in the immediate vicinity.