A BIOMASS heating system for a leisure centre has been given the green light.
Members of Denbighshire Council’s planning committee have approved the application by E.ON Energy Solutions for a 600kw unit at Rhyl Leisure Centre.
It will be located at the rear of the centre on Grange Road and will heat the centre and swimming pool by burning bulk brown wood pellets.
Biomass is classed as a carbon neutral fuel with the aim of the system to produce low carbon heat and hot water.
A spokesman for Denbighshire Council said: “The scheme is a pilot project for the council and is part of an initiative to reduce the carbon emissions and energy costs associated with council run buildings.
“E.ON Energy Solutions has been appointed as an Energy Services Company who will own and operate the biomass system and supply heat and hot water to the leisure centre.”
It will be housed in a 10.1m long and 3.5m high structure with a flue of 13.5m.
Planning officers said they were satisfied with the emission dispersal rates from the system.