The proposal for building the Graythorp Energy Centre in South Hartlepool will be the subject of a planning application to Hartlepool Borough Council and will be for full planning permission.
The application will include the following documents:
Transport Assessment & Travel Plan
Statement of Community Consultation
The Planning Statement will address:
The need for the Energy Centre
The site and its planning history
Identification of relevant planning policy context and an assessment of the Energy Centre’s facility in that context
The Environmental Statement (‘ES’) will include the following assessments:
Landscape and visual Impact
Human Health Risk
Ecology and Nature Conservation
Ground Conditions and Contaminated Land
Surface Waters and Flood Risk
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Cumulative and Secondary Effects*
*This assessment will take into account the environmental impact of other existing industrial operations and consented projects (whether built or not) in the area.
The Transport Assessment will assess in detail the vehicular movements during the construction and operational stages of the project’s life, including delivery vehicles and staff movements to and from the site.
The planning application for the project is expected to be submitted to Hartlepool Borough Council by the end of June 2019. Following this, there will be a statutory public consultation period where interested parties and individuals can make comments on the scheme to the Council. The Council, in determining the application, is required to give due regard to all submissions received.