Order Aims to Speed Up East Devon's District Heating Networks

By District Energy posted 03-05-2020 11:40


Devon Live


Faster implementation of District Heating Networks planned in East Devon’s West End is being facilitated by the council.

East Devon District Council’s Development Management Committee on Tuesday morning unanimously agreed to go out to consultation on a draft Local Development Order (LDO) for District Heating Networks.

The LDO will reduce the regulatory processes and delays associated with the submission of planning applications and facilitate faster implementation of the District Heating networks, Councilors were told.

Already the Skypark Energy Centre provides hot water and heating to housing in Cranbrook and commercial buildings at Skypark as well as a private wire to the Lidl distribution centre, while the Monkerton Energy Centre is in the process of being commissioned and will provide hot water and heating to housing around Monkerton and Pinhoe and also commercial buildings at the Science Park.

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