Docks Incinerator Action Group (DIAG) representatives recently have met with Associated British Ports (ABP) and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

The meetings, chaired by Vale AM Jane Hutt, were held in Castleland Community Centre on Thursday, August 3.

Ms Hutt described both meetings as “constructive” and said both provided an opportunity for an open exchange of views concerning the Biomass UK No. 2 Ltd plant currently under construction in Woodham Road, Barry.

The purpose of the NRW meeting was to study the response by Biomass UK No. 2 Ltd to a NRW request for further information issued by NRW under Schedule 5 of the environmental permitting (England and Wales) regulations 2016.

Public concern has been expressed about the £50m gasification plant and any possible effects on health.

It was agreed DIAG and NRW would continue to work together in analysing the response by Biomass UK No. 2 Ltd to the Schedule 5 notice.

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