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Commercial Biomass and CHP Installations - Guidance

Commercial Biomass Boiler image Concerns have arisen in recent years over the potential impacts from particulate emissions (PM10) associated with the increased uptake of biomass and combined heat and power (CHP) plants. We strongly advise you to contact our Environmental Protection Team on 01224 523800 or by email at if you are planning to install a biomass or CHP facility.

Officers will discuss the proposed location and design with you to ensure any impacts on air quality are effectively controlled, that there is no impact on health, conflict with the Council's ability to meet their air quality objectives and no nuisance to local neighbours.

Specific details of the proposed installation should be provided by completing the Council's Biomass Boiler Information Request Form. Further information is available in the Council's Biomass Installations Policy.

Biomass installations in or near Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA's) will general not be supported unless it can be demonstrated that the change in annual mean nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or particulate (PM10) concentrations will be negligible.

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