Residents of London's Hounslow borough could find a green initiative planned for their area generates cheap energy bills in the long term.
A £10 million recycling plant has been proposed for erection on land owned by the Ministry of Defence that would see 35,000 tonnes of organic waste transformed into electricity, the Hounslow Chronicle reports.
A public consultation on the issue was recently held in which local residents were given an insight into what the development would entail.
Planning consultant David Bridgwood told the publication: "This public consultation process is part of the application process, we want to make sure that when the application hits, the local residents understand what it is all about so they don't get the wrong end of the stick."
The building would be the fifth of its kind in the country and would create methane as a by-product of its processes, which in turn could be used to power homes and potentially mean cheap energy bills for local people.
Among the most common types of organic waste is food, agricultural products and animal matter. The plant is set to use horse manure and produce fertiliser to be used on local land.
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