International infrastructure firm Miller Turner has submitted a planning application to Lancashire County Council seeking permission to construct and operate a £200m energy recovery facility near Preston.
The Longridge Road Energy Centre would be built on designated development land on the Red Scar Industrial Estate, just off junction 31A of the M6 motorway.
LREC will create 40 permanent jobs for the operation and maintenance of the plant as well as up to 500 jobs during the construction phase. Apprenticeships will also be offered.
Once operating, the facility would have the capacity to export 42MW of sustainable, low carbon electricity from up to 395,000 tonnes per year of residual waste left over from household and commercial waste after recyclable material is removed. The new facility will generate enough power to supply the equivalent of up to 108,000 homes.
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