Plans for a second bio gas plant on a farm in Elmstead Market have been given the green light.
The renewable energy scheme will involve various plant and equipment buildings at the site at Allens Farm in Tye Road and include an anaerobic digester, cogeneration unit, grid entry unit and digestate store.
The application was made by Fullcirlce Energy Limited and has been approved by Tendring District Council (TDC) with six conditions.
The raw material for the digester is an energy crop, most of which will be grown on the farm itself and includes maize silage and vegetable waste.
The rest will be brought to the site from within a 20 mile radius of the farm and the bio gas harvested will be fed into a generator and electricity produced for the national grid.
Traffic movements will be restricted to between 7am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 1pm on Saturdays.
TDC decided that the impact on the rural locality would not be significantly detrimental and a comprehensive landscaping scheme is being proposed.
Elmstead Market Parish Council objected as it is against organic waste being imported to the site and the impact of the vehicles on Tye Road.