TILBURY GREEN POWER LIMITED THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (VARIATION OF CONSENTS) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2013 (“THE VARIATION REGULATIONS”) REGULATIONNotice ID: COL1059041
TILBURY GREEN POWER LIMITED THE ELECTRICITY GENERATING STATIONS (VARIATION OF CONSENTS) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2013 (“THE VARIATION REGULATIONS”) REGULATION 5 THE ELECTRICITY WORKS (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2017 (“THE EIA REGULATIONS”) REGULATION 22(5) BIOMASS AND ENERGY FROM WASTE GENERATING STATION, TILBURY DOCKS, ESSEX
Notice is given that Tilbury Green Power Limited, Tilbury Docks, Port of Tilbury, Essex RM18 7PU (the “Applicant”) has made an application (the “Variation Application”) to the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (the “Secretary of State”) under Section 36C of the Electricity Act 1989 to vary the consent (Ref: 12.04.09.04/266C) granted on 15 September 2014 (the “2014 Consent”) and the direction under Section 90 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Section 90 Direction) to construct and operate a biomass and energy from waste generating station at Tilbury Docks, Essex. The current Section 36 Consent authorises the construction and operation of two generating units having a combined generating capacity of 60 MW. The Variation Application requests the Secretary of State to consent to vary the 2014 Consent and the Section 90 Direction as follows: • Increase in electricity generating capacity to 80 MW; • Modify the design of the second electricity generating unit (the first generating unit is constructed and operational); • Remove restrictions relating to waste material types, catchment areas and transport to site; and • Improve site connectivity by the construction of a bridge over Botney Channel. The Applicant received a notice under Regulation 4(6) of the Variation Regulations that the Secretary of State considers the variation application to be suitable for publication on 5 March 2019. The Variation Application is accompanied by a Supporting Statement and Supplementary Environmental Information Report. These documents set out the reasons for the application, the status of existing planning permissions and consents and assesses the environmental effects of the changes proposed to the Tilbury Green Power development in relation to those described in the Environmental Statement that was submitted with the original application for consent made on 7 February 2008 and the subsequent application made under Section 36C and Section 90 Direction granted on 15 September 2014. Further information on the Variation Application and the application documents is available free of charge on the application website www.TilburyERF.com Copies of the Variation Application may be inspected free of charge during normal working hours at: Thurrock Council Public Planning Records, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL Hard copies (at a cost of £250) and CD copies (at a cost of £5) of the Variation Application documents may be obtained from Tilbury Green Power Limited via the link on the application website. Any person wishing to make representations on the Variation Application should do so in writing to: The Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy c/o Mr Rob Pridham Energy Infrastructure Planning Team Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Orchard 2, Level 3, 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org All representations other than from the relevant planning authority (Thurrock Council) should be received by the Secretary of State no later than 27 April 2019. Unless otherwise indicated, copies of any objections or representations received will be regarded as public documents and will be copied to the Applicant and Thurrock Council. Representations will be published on the application website. Representations received by the Secretary of State will be handled in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Any representations received will be shared with Thurrock Council and the Applicant with all personal information removed. Should the Applicant provide any further environmental information to the Secretary of State, the Applicant will publish a notice in accordance with Regulation 26 of the EIA Regulations 2017 stating how that information may be inspected and copies obtained, the address that any objections or representations must be sent to and the date (no earlier than 30 days after the last notice is published) by which any such objections or representations must be submitted. The further environmental information will be made available free of charge on the Application website and at the offices of Thurrock Council. Pursuant to Regulation 8 of the Variation Regulations the Secretary of State may cause a public inquiry to be held into the Variation Application if it considers it appropriate to do so having considered: (a) any representations made about the Variation Application to the Secretary of State - (i) which a relevant planning authority makes within two months of the date on with a copy of the Variation Application was served on it under Regulation 5(2((b) of the Variation Regulations; and (ii) which any other person makes on or before the date specified in accordance with Regulation 5(5)(b)(iii) of the Variation Regulations, where those representations are not withdrawn; and (b) all other material considerations. The Secretary of State may consent to vary the 2014 Consent or may refuse consent to vary that consent.