Wednesday, June 18, 2008


The central objection to the proposed Brigg biomass power plant seems to be the number of lorry movements it would generate, particularly through Scawby Brook.
How come no-one has spotted the obvious solution? The railway line running right past the old sugar factory site is currently being upgraded. So why not put in a couple of sidings and deliver some of the straw bales by train?
Brigg sugar factory used to have a rail link, and during the beet campaign a small signalbox nearby was brought into use by British Railways, specifically for that purpose.
Moving freight by rail is very eco-friendly, as huge tonnages can be shifted by one diesel loco.
What do you think?

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