South Humber Bank Energy Centre

EP UK Investments (EPUKI) acquired South Humber Bank Power Station from Centrica in 2017.  The existing Power Station site includes a twin Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant and its cooling water pumping station, and areas of undeveloped land.

EP UK Investments owns and operates a number of power stations in the UK, including a 2,000-megawatt (‘MW’) coal-fired power station at Eggborough in North Yorkshire (which closed in April 2018 and where an application for a new 2,500 MW gas-fired power station is being promoted) as well as Langage power station (also recently acquired from Centrica) and Lynemouth power station, which has been converted to biomass.

EP SHB Limited, whose parent company is EP UK Investments, has submitted a planning application, supported by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), for the development of an Energy Centre powered by Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) on land within the existing Power Station site. The Project is known as the South Humber Bank Energy Centre.

The South Humber Bank Energy Centre would support around 50 permanent jobs and be capable of operating for around 30 years. This considerable investment, of around £300m, follows a recent major investment in the existing South Humber Bank Power Station to extend its operational life.

The Application

EP SHB has now submitted the planning application to North East Lincolnshire Council, supported by a number of documents including:

  • Planning Design and Access Statement
  • Environmental Statement
  • Statement of Community Involvement 
  • Transport Assessment 
  • Flood Risk Assessment
  • Proposed Floor Plans and Elevations

The application was dated as valid from the 21 December 2018 and has been allocated reference DM/1070/18. Details on how to comment are identified within the ‘How to Comment’ section below.

Project Timeline

EIA Scoping  July / August 2018

Public Consultation – September 2018

Submission December 2018

Anticipated Decision – Spring 2019

Operational – 2022

How to Comment

Pre application consultation has finished and the feedback received has been given consideration.

The application documents have been validated by North East Lincolnshire Council and can be commented on via North East Lincolnshire Council’s online planning facility by searching reference DM/1070/18. Alternatively you can comment by writing to: Planning, North East Lincolnshire Council, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU.

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