The proposal is an excellent opportunity to generate secure, reliable and sustainable energy that will help us reduce our carbon footprint and tackle climate change whilst keeping the lights on for homes and businesses in the East.
It is expected Snetterton Biomass Plant would provide up to 36 permanent jobs when operational, plus a further 50 jobs in fuel transportation; and during construction a maximum of 250 people will be employed on site each day.
The biomass plant would help to unlock Breckland Council’s plans to double to current 30ha of business and light industry at Snetterton Heath leading to between 500 and 1,500 jobs by 2021.Currently growth has been constrained by a lack of spare capacity in the existing electricity infrastructure. The plant would ensure the provision of a connection to the national electricity grid and a sustainable energy supply.
Snetterton Biomass Plant would result in a £9 million annual investment in the East Anglian agricultural economy from fuel supply contracts.