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Coldstream gives green light to pellet plant

Despite a strong opposition from neighbours, who fought with sweat and tears, Coldstream council is giving the green light for a pellet plant in Lavington.

Local politicians heard virtually every comment, concern and fact about pellet plants during Monday night's public hearing, which went on for nearly six hours, and was ontop of a four-hour hearing last week.

In the end it was one vote that earned Pinnacle Renewable Energy and Tolko Industries third reading of a zoning change which will permit construction of a pellet plant.

Councillors Doug Dirk, Richard Enns and Gyula Kiss opposed the decision.

Pinnacle still needs approval from the Ministry of Environment and further permits from the District of Coldstream before it can proceed with construction of plant, which is proposed off School Road adjacent to the existing planer mill, which is near Lavington Elementary.

Check back for further details and see Wednesday's edition of The Morning Star.

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