Indian chemical firm Tata Chemicals Europe and German supplier E.ON’s Waste to Energy business won consent from the Government to build a new power plant in Cheshire today.
The 60 megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy plant will be built on the site of E.ON’s former Lostock coal power station.
A DECC spokesman said: “This plant takes waste and turns it into something of great value – enough power to supply 80,000 homes – and in addition creates jobs for the local community.”
Planning authorities at Cheshire West and Chester Council initially objected to the building application, triggering a mandatory public inquiry which was held in autumn last year.
The council was concerned a waste plant would discourage people from recycling in the local area.