PLANS have now been submitted for an £80 million regeneration of the former Houghton Main Colliery site.
Following a public consultation earlier in the year, Peel Environmental has been taking residents' comments on board which have helped to shape their plans for a proposed renewable energy park.
The plans - which could create up to 230 jobs from start to finish - will generate enough energy to power up to 55,000 homes.
Public feedback has influenced the approach taken to the design of the buildings, including using a 'camouflage' colour palette and screening to minimise its visual impact.
A number of artist impressions have also been released by Peel, following requests for the public.
Jane Gaston, development manager at Peel Environmental, said: "We have been pleased to see a number of local people support the proposals, including local MP Michael Dugher, and we hope to provide a lasting legacy for the local area by bringing energy generation back to Houghton Main."
If built, the energy park will use materials such as waste wood and leftover food products to generate its power.
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