Fresh plans for an anaerobic digester in King’s Lynn have been submitted to Norfolk County Council after a similar application was withdrawn in January.

The applicant, Mickram Limited, is seeking permission for the facility and a number of associated buildings, including offices, on open land off Cross Bank Road.

If the project goes ahead, the digester would process around 14,000 tonnes of cereal crop matter a year, but a report supporting the application says “pig slurry and other liquid agricultural waste” could also be processed.’

It also says the facility would produce fertiliser and be capable of generating enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of 2,000 homes.

Mickram Limited, based on the Riverside Business Centre in Cross Bank Road, withdrew a previous application after advice from council  planning officers.

King’s Lynn Civic Society had objected to the scheme, raising concerns about the impact the plant could have on the environment.