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re: Planning application ref 104903/FO/2014/N2 – Manchester AD Facility, New Smithfield Market

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Please see attached Manchester Friends of the Earth’s response to the proposal to site an Anaerobic Digester (AD) at New Smithfield Market (NSM). Whilst in principle Manchester Friends of the Earth are not opposed to development of Anaerobic Digestion facilities, we do have a number of concerns regarding this specific application to site an AD facility at New Smithfield Market.

We do not believe that the planning application has provided sufficient detail to demonstrate how the proposed facility will meet Manchester City Council’s policies relating to edible food waste and other environmental issues.

Without adequate response to these issues identified we will be asking the Planning Committee to refuse this application.

Yours sincerely

Pete Abel, Manchester Friends of the Earth co-ordinator (Joint)

cc:  Ward councillors:  Rosa Battle, Neil Swannick, John Longsden

Julie Roscoe, Head of Planning.

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