OVER 200 people have sent letters of objection to the council over plans to create an £80 million renewable energy park.

Peel Environment's proposals - which could create up to 230 jobs from start to finish - will generate enough energy to power up to 55,000 homes.

Campaigner Ann Stringfellow, of Great Houghton, says she was aware of 200 letters of objection and said there were probably "many more".

She has also collected at least 150 signatures on a petition protesting the proposals, which will include an anaerobic digestion facility to recover energy from waste food.

Ann fears it will cause smells for surrounding villages including Darfield, Grimethorpe and Thurnscoe.