Battleship Wharf power station plans to go on show

FINAL designs for an environmentally-friendly power station planned for Northumberland are about to go on show to the public.

FINAL designs for an environmentally-friendly power station planned for Northumberland are about to go on show to the public.

Green energy company RES wants to build the 100-megawatt biomass power plant at Battleship Wharf near Cambois, on the north bank of the River Blyth.

It would provide enough electricity for 170,000 homes a year, create between 200 and 300 construction jobs and between 40 and 50 permanent posts.

As part of its formal consultation process for the project, RES is holding a second series of public exhibitions later this month.

They will give local people the chance to see the final designs for the power plant, along with the results of environmental and technical studies completed by RES.

The company hopes to submit a planning application in the spring.

A final decision on the power station will be taken by the Government, guided by the Infrastructure Planning Commission, which deals with major developments.

Two of the public exhibitions will be held on Thursday January 27, the first from 10am to 1pm in Cambois Miners’ Welfare Institute and the second from 4pm to 8pm in North Blyth Club.

The third will be on Friday, January 28, from 10am to 1pm in the Blyth Community Enterprise Centre.

The RES project team will be on hand to answer any questions and discuss the proposal in more detail. There will also be an opportunity for people to provide feedback and comments by filling out a questionnaire.

Neil Bond of RES said: “The final design has been guided by the comments we have received so far. We are now in the lead up to submitting the project to the IPC for consent and we would urge anyone who would like to find our more about all aspects of the planning application, or make comments to us, to come along.”

 
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