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The Llwyn Isaf site is Gwynedd Council’s preferred site for the anaerobic digestion plant. It is well placed to treat food waste from across the whole of Gwynedd and the location allows the biofertiliser produced as part of the process to be used on local farmland.
The plant would consist of a reception building, process and storage tanks and is designed to look similar to a conventional group of farm buildings and storage silos.
This picture of an anaerobic digestion plant we built for Harper Adams University College in Shropshire gives an idea of how the finished plant will look. However, every plant is designed to fit the requirements of the environment it is to be built in.
The traffic to and from the site will not have a major impact on the surrounding road network. Lorries will travel to and from the site along the existing access road through Graianog quarry. More information on vehicle movements can be found on the planning application on the Council’s website.
Noise impact at the closest residential properties during construction of the proposed facility will be, at worst, slight during certain phases of the construction programme, but will be temporary in nature.
The facility is designed to ensure that, when operational, controls are incorporated to limit noise at source. All tipping and handling operations will take place in a fully sealed and insulated building. Furthermore, all plant and equipment with the capacity to generate noise is designed in such a way to control any potential noise.
The site has been designed from the outset to ensure effective odour controls are in place, and that there is no negative impact on air quality for local residents and passing vehicles.
All material being delivered to the plant will be carried in covered vehicles by licensed carriers and received into an enclosed reception building and processed in sealed vessels. Bespoke, high quality air filtration systems are incorporated within the building. These ensure that odours are controlled at source and do not leave the confines of the site.