Farms, churches and supermarket among local RHI claimants

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Private companies, farms, churches, a supermarket and a sports club are among the local organisations benefiting from the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

The Department of the Economy today published the names of most claimants under the taxpayer-funded scheme - including 15 in Lisburn and surrounding areas.

The list reveals that several local claimants are operating more than one biomass boiler, and a number have received payments totalling more than £100,000.

There is no suggestion that any of those on the list are in breach of either the spirit or the letter of the controversial scheme.

However, the department has taken the view that because so much public money is involved that the names should be made public.

The department said that the list includes the names of all limited companies and limited liability partnerships that have received support payments under the scheme above a threshold of £5,000, for the period from the opening of the scheme in 2012 to February 28, 2017.

Claimants from the BT26, 27, 28 and 29 postcode areas are listed below (Name of business/organisation; Date of application; Postcode; Boiler type; Size (KWTH); Total payments as of February 28, 2017):

Ballinderry Parish Church Hall 27/10/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 40 £7,128.37

BSD Training Ltd 01/11/2015 BT27 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £21,059.85

Dundrod Presbyterian Church 29/10/2015 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £14,421.57

Grove Cottage Farm Ltd 24/03/2015 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £53,088.18

Grove Cottage Farm Ltd 24/03/2015 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £59,064.06

Hillsborough Parish Church 06/03/2015 BT26 Solid Biomass Boiler 40 £7,461.59

Hillsborough Parish Church 11/11/2013 BT26 Solid Biomass Boiler 80 £31,790.13

KMAC LTD 08/07/2014 BT27 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £31,696.46

KMAC LTD 08/07/2014 BT27 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £28,178.02

KMAC LTD 09/04/2015 BT27 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £36,673.26

KSM Farms LTD 04/06/2015 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 96 £43,241.85

KSM Farms LTD 04/06/2015 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 96 £38,460.03

Linton AG-Industrial Ltd 10/09/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £8,502.17

Lisburn Golf Club 08/05/2014 BT27 Solid Biomass Boiler 80 £40,897.33

McKinstry Skip Hire Ltd 25/02/2016 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 199 £16,752.55

MF Chickens LTD 20/10/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £14,807.01

MF Chickens LTD 20/10/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £12,686.85

Sainsbury’s (Sprucefield) 24/10/2014 BT27 Solid Biomass Boiler 580 £53,345.91

Solmatix Ltd 17/04/2015 BT29 Solid Biomass Boiler 28 £5,227.45

Unicorn Containers Limited 18/12/2014 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £54,553.23

Unicorn Containers Limited 18/12/2014 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 99 £51,236.94

Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd 03/11/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 90 £15,385.54

Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd 03/11/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 90 £13,290.92

Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd 03/11/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 90 £24,936.44

Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd 03/11/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 90 £17,747.58

Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd 03/11/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 90 £14,392.24

Warmflow Engineering Co Ltd 03/11/2015 BT28 Solid Biomass Boiler 90 £16,629.45

Meanwhile, the department has said that “work is progressing on a separate list which will contain the names of the individuals who are in receipt of payments of £5,000 or more under the non-domestic scheme” and that it intends to publish that list “in the next few weeks once it has considered the individual cases in line with the content of the High Court judgement”.

• Check out the full non-domestic RHI claimant list here.