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Information for Hooton Park Sustainable Energy Facility / "Hooton Bio Power", Hooton Park, North Road, Eastham

Status: Existing
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Merseyside
Operator: CoGen
Capacity: 266,000
Campaign Group(s): Wirral Council and Eastham Village Preservation Association
Notes: Under construction since late 2018. In June 2017 it was reported that CoGen had signed a 15-year 240ktpa fedstock supply deal with Dutch RDF Supplier N+P Group to supply feedstock for the planned facility [Source]. Vote to grant planning permission for a revised gasification plant proposal approved in October 2014 (Ref: APP/14/00314) [Source]. The previous proposal on the site was by Mersey Green Solution Limited (joint partnership between Biossence and New Earth Energy), which was disolved in April 2012 [Source]. Hooton Park is a 19 acre greenfield site. Permit application submitted in June 2014 [EPR/YP3039EX/A001] and issued in December 2015 [Soure]. In October 2019 Hooton Bio Power Limited applied for a permit variation to change the gasification technology to Kobelco (EPR/CP3733QJ/V0002) (Entry updated 2019-11-22)

Permit files:

74-Permit-2015.pdf

Permit Decision files:

74-PermitDecision-2015.pdf