Controversial St Philips power generator rejected
Bristol’s planning committee have today soundly rejected a controversial planning application for a diesel power generator in St Phillips.
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St Philips power generator sent back to the drawing board
Green councillors have welcomed a decision by Bristol’s planning committee to send a controversial planning application for a power generator in St Philips back to the drawing board. Councillor Carla Denyer successfully proposed the deferral due to the concerns raised that the real impacts of the proposal have been understated. These include the need to reassess the dangers of air pollution, particularly on children.