Planning Permission Granted for the South Humber Bank Energy Centre

Full planning permission has recently been granted by North East Lincolnshire Council for the 49.9MW South Humber Bank Energy Centre.

The facility will be located on vacant land at the South Humber Bank Power Station site and will recover energy from 620,000 tonnes of refuse derived fuel per annum.

DWD acted as lead consultant, providing town planning advice and leading engagement with the local planning authority. Full planning permission was granted after 16 weeks. 

The facility represents a £300 million investment by EP UK Investments (EPUKI), a subsidiary of EPH, Europe’s 6th largest power generator. Construction is anticipated to start later this year and the facility will support 600 construction jobs, and 50 permanent jobs once operational.

DWD are also advising EPUKI on proposals to extract pulverised fuel ash in North Yorkshire and, in 2018 led the successful application for the variation of the Section 36 consent for the King’s Lynn ‘B’ CCGT Power Station.