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Abingdon hydro power scheme approved by councillors
PLANS to turn Abingdon’s weir into a hydro-electric power generator have been approved by councillors.
Vale of White Horst District Council’s planning committee last night approved the proposals for the scheme at Abbey Meadow weir.
The plan is the brainchild of a group of seven residents who formed the company Abingdon Hydro in 2010.
They plan to install two pumps, known as Archimedes’ screws, to generate renewable energy as water passes through the weir.
Spokesman Richard Riggs said: “There is much still to do, but it is an important step forward.”
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