Pegasus Group was instructed to undertake feasibility assessment for a 500kw Anaerobic Digestion plant and associated infrastructure on an agricultural property south-east of Spalding, Lincolnshire. Pegasus provided advice in respect of the scope and design of the project in the context of Feed-in-Tariff requirements alongside planning constraints. We advised on Environmental Impact Assessment screening and identifying the correct determining authority given waste management aspects of the scheme.
The project remains ongoing with detailed planning advice being key to the long term aims of the project, intended to be modular in nature to allow expansion and increased capacity in the future. Particular issues for the project include ensuring acceptable effects on local nature sites and residential receptors, and developing a strong planning case based on the scheme’s potential role in the distinctive local horticultural industry, with vegetable off-cuts from the area’s numerous growing and packaging units intended to provide a sustainable local feedback source, helping to develop an integrated local waste management system for the vegetable industry, reducing waste to landfill and producing renewable energy.
Pegasus Group has also been advising on the integration of a Combined Heat and Power aspect to the proposal through providing excess heat to the adjacent covered horticulture sheds, boosting both the environmental credentials and value of the project.