Impact of biomass heater emissions on local residents held acceptable

A biomass heating system has been allowed retrospectively in a mixed use area of Swindon on the grounds that it would not cause unacceptable harm to the living conditions of nearby residents or others living or working nearby through its emissions.

An inspector reported the sole issue to be the impact of any possible noxious emissions on the living conditions of nearby residents. He considered the 50 metre distance between the wood waste unit and any nearby residents was sufficient to allow for the adequate dispersal of any possible smoke and fumes and would not be detrimental to their or others' amenity. He felt the location of the system was a suitable one and that overall the proposal complied with paragraph 122 of the NPPF.  

Insoector: David Wildsmith; Written Representations


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