A PLANNING application has been submitted to build a food waste digester on the outskirts of Worcester.

The anaerobic digestion facility is proposed to be built on the site of the former Worcestershire Agricultural College which has remained vacant for at least 22 years. 

It is proposed to be situated off Hindlip Lane, near to West Mercia Police headquarters at Hindlip Hall.

If approved the anaerobic digester aims to create reliable, renewable 'green gas'. 

The gas would be injected into Cadent’s Local Transmission System and by so doing, "transform Worcester’s Heat for Homes, Transport and Food Waste Management strategies".

Worcester News: PLAN: The proposed anaerobic digestion facility in HindlipPLAN: The proposed anaerobic digestion facility in Hindlip (Image: Glancy Nicholls Architects/ Worcestershire County Council)

The proposed plan consists of the building of an unpacking building and new pasteuriser building; three pre-storage tanks; four digester tanks; use of existing buildings for ancillary offices and control room; creation of a lagoon and the erection of a flare, water tank, weighbridge, substation and heater and boiler unit.

There is a proposed new access and haul road from Hindlip Lane with ancillary works such as structural landscaping and SUD’s.

The applicant is Stenergy (Worcester) Limited and the application on the Worcestershire County Council website (23/000007/CM) is showing the application is currently in the publicity period until September 21.