Bio fuel station is proposed to serve city’s HGV vehicles

PLANS have been lodged for a heavy goods fuelling station which would serve heavy goods vehicles. Carlisle City Council has received the application which seeks planning permission for a Bio-CNG vehicle fuelling station. If approved, the bio-compressed natural gas fuelling station would be installed at Chandler Way, Carlisle.

READ MORE: Tribe Carlisle on a quest to find a new director The development would be comprised of fuel dispenser islands, a plant compound, landscaping, new accesses and a revised car parking area. In supporting statements submitted to the council, CNG Fuels Limited - the applicant, is hailed as "Europe's largest supplier of 100 per cent biomethane to the transport industry."

Customers of CNG Fuels include John Lewis, DHL, ASDA, Hermes and more. The bio fuel is "a sustainable energy source" which is the product of food, animal and water waste. Stations operate around the clock, seven days per week.

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"The stations are automated, un-manned and operated remotely meaning vehicles are fuelled independently by HGV drivers activating the fuel dispensers with a unique electronic fob system." If the city council approve the plans, use of the fuelling station will be complementary and supportive of the surrounding business uses and HGV fleets. Bio-CNG adapted delivery vehicles will be able to use the dispensers along with other businesses that wish to reduce their environmental impact.

READ MORE: James Bond actor Daniel Craig sends heartfelt message to 3 Dads Walking It contributes to up to 50 per cent fuel cost savings, 50 per cent quieter vehicles "and significantly reduced CO2 and NOx emissions compared to diesel. The public can view and comment on all applications submitted to Carlisle City Council for approval.

Councillors will take comments of support or objection into account when giving their verdict on planning proposals.

To view applications submitted for your area, visit: https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Residents/Planning-and-Building-Control

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