PROPOSED IMMINGHAM GREEN ENERGY TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT NOTICE
PROPOSED IMMINGHAM GREEN ENERGY TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT NOTICE
Published: 24 May 2023
PROPOSED IMMINGHAM GREEN ENERGY TERMINAL DEVELOPMENT (“the Project”)
SECTIONS 47 AND 48 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF A STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY CONSULTATION UNDER SECTION 47(6) OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER FOR THE PROJECT UNDER SECTION 48 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008
The Project will be located in North East Lincolnshire on the south bank of the Humber Estuary to the east of the Port of Immingham (“the Site”). The land-side works fall within the administrative boundary of North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC). The marine-side works, that extend seaward and fall beyond the local authority’s boundary, will be constructed within the Humber Estuary.
Under section 47 of the 2008 Act, ABP has a legal duty to consult the local community on the application for the DCO. From 9 January to 20 February 2023, ABP carried out a first Statutory Consultation with the local community on the Project, which adhered to a Statement of Community Consultation (“SoCC”) published at the time (the “First Statutory Consultation”). Since the First Statutory Consultation, ABP has been progressing the design work on the Project and refining the proposals taking into account the responses received to the First Statutory Consultation. As a result of further design work ABP has identified some changes to the proposals which they wish to consult on in a second round of Statutory Consultation (the “Second Statutory Consultation”) and has produced a second SoCC which it has agreed with NELC. The second SoCC sets out details about how the Second Statutory Consultation and any subsequent consultations on the Project will be undertaken, and how views on the Project can be submitted. This notice publicises where and when the second SoCC can be inspected, pursuant to section 47(6) of the 2008 Act.
Additionally, ABP has a duty to publicise the proposed application under section 48 of the 2008 Act in accordance with Regulation 4 of the 2009 Regulations. In accordance with those provisions, this notice also summarises the main proposals and explains where the consultation documents can be viewed.
Summary of the Project
The Project would bring a new liquid bulk terminal and a green hydrogen production facility to the Port. The proposals include a new approach trestle and jetty infrastructure with a single berth, which constitutes a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, and a new green hydrogen production facility, which would be occupied by ABP’s initial tenants, Air Products.
- On the marine side:
- A jetty, consisting of an approach trestle, approximately 1.1km in length, leading to a single berth, including loading platforms and berthing and mooring dolphins with link walkways; and
- Topside infrastructure on the jetty for the handling of bulk liquids, including loading arms and pipelines.
- On the land side:
- A jetty access road and related infrastructure;
- Two operational sites supporting hydrogen production facilities (an East Site and a West Site);
- Pipework, pipelines and utilities (i) between the jetty and the green hydrogen production facility on the East Site and (ii) between the two green hydrogen production facility sites and (iii) between buildings and plant within the production operation facilities;
- Refrigerated ammonia storage tank (on the East Site);
- Hydrogen production units that convert ammonia to produce the green hydrogen (on both East and West Sites);
- Hydrogen liquefiers to liquify the hydrogen for temporary storage on the West Site;
- Loading bays to fill road tankers with liquified hydrogen which would then be distributed to hydrogen filling stations throughout the UK (on the West Site);
- A hydrogen refuelling station and bulk hydrogen trailer filling station;
- Ancillary buildings and works;
- Access from the public highway to the two hydrogen production sites;
- Temporary construction areas; and
- Various works (connections, diversions, protective works) to utilities including works on highways land.
It is anticipated that the DCO application for the Project will be submitted in Summer 2023 (the “DCO Application”).
A Preliminary Environmental Information Report (“PEIR”) was prepared for the purposes of the First Statutory Consultation which considers the likely environmental impact of the Project during both construction and operation. An addendum to the PEIR has been prepared for this Second Statutory Consultation, focusing on the changes to the proposals since the First Statutory Consultation.
Hard copies of the PEIR addendum, the PEIR and the second SoCC can also be inspected from Wednesday 24 May 2023 to Friday 30 June 2023 at the Immingham Civic Centre, Pelham Rd, Immingham DN40 1QF open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and at North East Lincolnshire Council Offices, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby DN31 1HU, open Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 4pm.
Alternatively, hard copies will also be available to view at the in-person consultation events at the dates and times specified in the table below.
Thursday 22 June 2023
2:00pm – 6:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
- Completing the online feedback questionnaire at: imminghamget.co.uk/feedback-form/
- Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Writing to:
- Calling Freephone 080 817 532 33: to request a hard copy feedback questionnaire and pre-paid stamped addressed envelope be sent to you in the post (free of charge) and returning it to us.
If you would like any of the consultation materials provided in an accessible format, please contact the IGET team on 080 817 532 33 and we will be able to assist you.
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