The sole objector to Local Power's plans for an anaerobic digestion plant has withdrawn their appeal, paving the way for the project to proceed.

Renewable energy developer Local Power, headed by Pat Smith along with several other partners, submitted a planning application for a farmer-led anaerobic digestion plant in Co Meath in December of last year.

The project received planning permission from Meath County Council in February, but a single objector appealed the decision. The appeal was made to An Bord Pleanála, Ireland's national planning body, with a decision due in June.

However, last week, the objector withdrew their appeal, paving the way for the project to move forward.

The anaerobic digestion project will use agricultural manures, residues, slurries, and grass silage to produce biomethane and food-grade carbon dioxide.