Magnetic Park Energy Centre - strategy launched
Celebrity eco-designer Oliver Heath backs origin renewable energy as it launches its strategy for the Magnetic Park Energy Centre
Origin Renewable Energy has marked the launch of its development plans for a Combined Heat and Power facility at Magnetic Park with a key note address from celebrity eco-designer Oliver Heath who spoke about whether owning an eco-home automatically leads to an eco-lifestyle.
Origin Renewable Energy aim to deliver localised renewable energy capacity to new developments in the UK. The continued demand for housing and the need for economic growth in the UK supports the companies aim to create and promote sustainable communities that deliver eco-homes and back the drive towards a zero-waste to landfill economy.
Within the Desborough area, there have been several phases of housing development and in April 2011 an outline planning application was submitted to Kettering Borough Council for a residential-led, mixed use development on the land to the north of the town. The application highlighted an Energy Centre as a sustainable solution for the supply of heat and power to new homes and existing businesses as well as a sustainable method of treating residual waste that cannot be reduced, reused or recycled.
Origin carried out a feasibility study, including assessing different technology options and an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to assess the potential for constructing and operating a gasification plant at the Magnetic Park Energy Centre, to provide this local renewable heat and power supply to the community.
“There are numerous economic, financial and environmental reasons why this facility is needed” commented Adam Buxton, MD of Origin Renewable Energy. “Rising energy costs and the need for greater energy security are two of the most concerning issues we currently face as businesses and householders, as well as the need to reduce waste to landfill. The Magnetic Park Energy Centre will provide a more sustainable source of energy for local homes and businesses. Sustainability is often perceived as an impossibly large task, detached from local people on the ground, but the development of this energy facility and on going investment in the surrounding community will enable the people of Desborough to become actively involved in delivering a sustainable place to live.”
“I have spent many years promoting the 3R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) as an integral element of a sustainable approach to both individual living and to communities” said Eco-designer Oliver Heath. “I am delighted to see a 4th R (recovery) scheme such as this come into the public domain for consultation. I am confident residents and others in the local community will see for themselves the real benefits that community plans such as these bring in terms of energy security and an opportunity to embrace a more sustainable way of living.”
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