BY TOM DALTON
---- — SALEM — Two neighbors of Salem Harbor Station have appealed a city board’s approval of Footprint Power’s plans for the 65-acre waterfront site.
Residents Michael Furlong of Blaney Street and William Dearstyne of Derby Street filed a complaint this week in Superior Court seeking to overturn the Planning Board’s Aug. 1 decision.
Named as defendants are an entity of Footprint Power, the New Jersey company that bought the plant last year, and members of the Planning Board.
After a public hearing that extended over several months, the board granted permits to Footprint, which plans to demolish existing buildings and build a natural gas-fired power plant.
The complaint contends the board failed to address or spell out in detail several key conditions, including a community benefit agreement and public access to the site.
No date has been set for a hearing.
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