Low Carbon launches additional phase of targeted consultation on proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park

Thu Nov 03 2022

  • Views sought on a number of minor additions to project boundary
  • Residents and businesses living in vicinity of the changes invited to provide feedback
  • Consultation open from 03 November to 13 December 2022

Low Carbon is carrying out a further stage of targeted consultation on its proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park after making some localised changes to the project boundary.

The consultation will run from 03 November to 13 December 2022. During this time, Low Carbon is asking for views on a number of minor additions it has made to the project boundary – known as indicative Order Limits – which result in a small increase in land allocation.

“The minor nature of the additions does not have any material change on the proposals we consulted on over the summer”, confirms Mike Rutgers, Development Director at Low Carbon. “Therefore while we’re not conducting a full consultation, we’re holding this additional phase of targeted consultation to give people living near to the additional areas the opportunity to provide their views and comments on the changes”.

“The changes have been made for a number of reasons”, he explains. “The majority relate to engineering and construction matters. For example, to accommodate the safe access of vehicles to the site during construction. In some instances, the indicative Order Limits have been adjusted to follow field or land ownership boundaries.

“In terms of next steps, we’ll continue to refine the indicative Order Limits for the project in response to comments we receive during this stage of targeted consultation ahead of submitting our application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate,” Rutgers adds. It is anticipated that we’ll submit our DCO for Gate Burton Energy Park to the Planning Inspectorate in early 2023.”

The Gate Burton Energy Park website gateburtonenergypark.co.uk has been updated to include information on the changes proposed and enable people to submit comments to the targeted consultation online. Alternatively people can submit their comments in writing (in a letter or feedback form). Information about the additions being consulted on is also available on request from the Project Community Relations Team (see below).

This is likely to be the last time Low Carbon consults on its proposals for Gate Burton Energy Park before submitting its DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate. However, people will still have the opportunity to contribute to the development process. Further to the DCO being submitted, the Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to accept Low Carbon’s application for Gate Burton Energy Park and decide if it will proceed to examination stage. Subject to the application being accepted, those wishing to be involved can register their interest with the Planning Inspectorate who will then keep them updated on further opportunities to contribute.

For any enquiries related to the targeted consultation, or for general questions, the project team can be reached using any of the following methods:

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