Section 153 Of The Planning Act 2008
Regulation 20 of the infrastructure planning (changes to, and revocation of, development consent orders) regulations 2011 (as amended)
Notice of an application to make a material change to the able marine energy park development consent order 2014 (S.I. 2014/2935)
Planning inspectorate reference: TR030006
Notice is hereby given that Able Humber Ports Limited of Ogier House, The Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 9WG (“the Applicant”) and whose UK Asset Manager is Able UK Limited, Able House, Billingham Reach Industrial Estate, Billingham TS23 1PX, has submitted an application (“the Application”) to the Secretary of State for Transport, under Regulation 16 of the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011 (as amended), for a material change to be made to the Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 (“the DCO”). The Planning Inspectorate reference number is TR030006.
Summary of the Main Proposals
The Application seeks a material change to the DCO that authorised the Able Marine Energy Park, a 1,279 metre quay on the south bank of the River Humber in North Lincolnshire, along with associated development including onshore facilities for the manufacture and storage of marine energy infrastructure and a compensatory habitat on the north bank. The amendment seeks to achieve the following—
(a) a realignment of the proposed quay (within its existing limits of deviation) to remove a berth pocket at the southern end and introduce a setback at the northern end;
(b) changes to the construction methodology to allow the relieving slab at the rear of the quay to be piled at the surface or to be omitted, and the use of anchor piles instead of flap anchors;
(c) consequential changes to dredge deposits where dredged materials may no longer be used in the construction of the associated works; and
(d) unrelated to the quay changes, the realignment of a footpath diversion to the north west of the site to go round the end of a railway track instead of crossing it.
Environmental Impact Assessment
The Applicant considers that the changes may constitute environmental impact assessment development as defined by The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and the Application is therefore accompanied by an Environmental Statement.
Copies of Application Documents
The Application and its accompanying documents, plans and maps, including the Environmental Statement and draft Development Consent Order, are available to view electronically and download, free of charge, on the project page of the Planning Inspectorate’s National Infrastructure Planning website, being a website maintained by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, and can be found under the tab “Documents”:
Further information regarding the Application and its accompanying documents, plans and maps, including the Environmental Statement and draft Development Consent Order, may be obtained from the Applicant by using the following contact details—
Telephone: 01642 806080
Post: AMEP MC2, Able Humber Ports Limited, Able House, Billingham Reach Industrial Estate, Billingham TS23 1PX
The documents will remain available until at least Monday 23 August 2021.
A copy of the Application documents can also be provided free of charge on a USB stick. Alternatively, paper copies can be obtained but a charge, up to a maximum of £500, will be made to cover printing, postage and VAT at 20%. To request a USB stick or paper copies of the Application and accompanying documents or for details regarding payment methods please contact the Applicant using the contact details provided above.
Making representations about the Application
Any person may make representations on the Application to the Secretary of State (including giving notice of any interest in, comment on, or objection to the Application) by registering with the Planning Inspectorate as an Interested Party. All representations relating to the Application must be made on the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Form and give the grounds on which it is made. The Planning Inspectorate has issued detailed advice on registering as an Interested Party and making a relevant representation, to which you are advised to have regard. This Advice Note (8.2 – How to Register to Participate in an Examination) is published on the National Infrastructure Planning website under ‘Legislation and Advice’ and can be found at:
The Registration and Relevant Representation Form will be made available by the Planning Inspectorate once the registration/representation period has opened on the relevant page for the Application via the National Infrastructure Planning website:
If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the Planning Inspectorate’s helpline on: 0303 444 5000, quoting the name of the Application and the Planning Inspectorate’s reference number TR030006.
Alternatively, you can request a hard copy of the registration form by telephoning the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000 quoting the name of the Application and the Planning Inspectorate’s reference number TR030006. Completed forms should then be sent to the Planning Inspectorate by post or email to—
Post: The Planning Inspectorate, Major Applications & Plans, 3D, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN
The period during which you can submit a Relevant Representation to the Planning Inspectorate begins on Friday 16 July 2021, being the calendar day after the date this Regulation 20 Notice is first published and will end on Monday 23 August 2021. Representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 23:59 on Monday 23 August 2021.
All representations must include details of the maker’s name, address and telephone number, along with an outline of the points intended to be made at the examination stage. Please ensure that you quote reference number TR030006 in all correspondence with the Planning Inspectorate about the Application.
BDB Pitmans LLP
Solicitors and Parliamentary Agents acting on behalf of Able Humber Ports Limited
15 July 2021