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Information for South Humber Bank Energy Centre, South Humber Bank Power Station, South Marsh Road, Stallingborough, Grimsby

Status: Potential
Planning Region: Yorkshire & the Humber
Planning Sub-Region: North East Lincolnshire
Operator: EP UK Investments (EPUKI)
Capacity: 753,500 (RDF)
Campaign Group(s): Contact coordinator@ukwin.org.uk to be put in touch with those opposing this development.
Notes: The scheme was announced in August 2018, with stated intention for a planning application to submitted by the end of 2018 [Source, Source]. Planning permission was granted for the facility to operate up to 49.9MWe in April 2019 [Source]. According to the National Infrastructure Planning website the application for operation above 50MWe was submitted in April 2020 and approved for examination in May 2020 with registration for objectors closing on the 16th of July 2020 [See NIP page for the project]. According to the Scoping Opinion: "The design capacity is 616,500 tonnes of RDF per annum rising to a maximum of 753,500 tonnes, depending on the net calorific value of the RDF" [Source]. It appears that the proposal intends to use conventional incineration to treat Refuse Derived Fuels. An environmental permit variation was granted in May 2020 to take effect from July 2020 (ref EPR/MP3235LY/V009). (Entry updated 2020-05-29)

Permit Variation files:

240-PermitVariation-2020.pdf
240-PermitVariation-May-2020.pdf

Permit Variation Decision files:

240-PermitVariationDecision-2020.pdf
240-PermitVariationDecision-May-2020.pdf

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Please be aware: There is always room for improvement, so please send updates to coordinator@ukwin.org.uk. Existing Incinerator means a facility that is operational or under construction/commissioning. A Potential Incinerator is a facility where there is a proposal for an incinerator (e.g. planning application or planning consent) or other reason to believe an incinerator might be built/proposed in the future. A Prevented Incinerator is something which used to be a proposal or expected incinerator which we do not believe is currently being progressed (e.g. because the project was cancelled, planning permission refused, or years have gone by since the permission was granted without any progress) - in some cases a facility marked as prevented is being progressed without us being aware or is subsequently revived. Capacity is usually the permitted or maximum advertised capacity of the facility.