Plans for 48 bio-diesel generators in St Philip’s Marsh have been rejected. TRESA objected to this proposal, as did many local residents, parents and staff at St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School, and local councillors.
The council rejected the plans for the second time last September after receiving over 350 objections from people in the area. City planners recommended the council approve the site but local councillors felt differently and rejected it. Plutus Energy, the company behind the scheme, re-applied to the planning inspectorate to have the council’s decision overturned but in a ruling last week the inspectorate upheld the council’s decision not to allow it to be built on the grounds of air quality.
This was a tremendous effort by all concerned. The repeated applications could have made local people give up the fight – but instead they worked together to make their voices heard.
St Philip’s Marsh Nursery School is planning a double celebration – as well as beating the generators, they recently won the Bristol in Bloom gardening competition!