Plans Submitted For Eco Village That Runs On Waste

30-05-13(3)picAn outline application for an eco-village that runs on waste has been submitted to Melton Borough Council.

Plans for a 49-home eco-village off the A607 at Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire, includes an anaerobic digester, which would convert waste generated from the carbon-neutral homes and other sources into electricity.

James Brindley – “Not only would the plant ensure food and other green waste was not removed from the development, it would have the capability to take all the green waste from Melton Borough Council”

The power generated would supply the eco homes with free energy and heat, with any excess fed into the National Grid.

The digester would be able to recycle up to 10,000 tonnes of sewage, garden and other bio-degradable waste per year.

Homes would have charging points for electric cars and waste-water would be recycled.

James Brindley, of HSSP Architects, said: “Not only would the plant ensure food and other green waste was not removed from the development, it would have the capability to take all the green waste from Melton Borough Council.

“The carbon footprint will be reduced by the council not having to collect waste from the development and fertiliser provided to farmers.”

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