£230m Energy Plant Will Bring Almost 500 Jobs to Teesside if Given Green Light

By District Energy posted 07-06-2020 13:29


Teesside Live


Plans which could see a £230m energy plant being built on Teesside are expected to create almost 500 jobs.

Plans were initially submitted last year by Graythorp Energy Ltd to build a combined heat and power plant on a 15-acre site at Tofts Road West, next to the Graythorp Industrial Estate south of Seaton Carew.

If it is approved those behind the project say there would be 450 construction jobs with a further 40 permanent posts once completed.

The applicant estimates it will add £2.72m to the local economy each year.

The centre would generate 49.5 megawatts of dependable electricity for the local grid, 50% of which will be classed as renewable, delivering the equivalent of the annual average consumption of more than 90,000 homes.

To date six objections have been received to the plans raising concerns over the negative impact it could have in the surrounding area, specifically Seaton Carew, on issues such as traffic and noise pollution.

The plans are due to go before Hartlepool Council Planning Committee on Wednesday for councillors to make a decision.

Ahead of the meeting councillors have been recommended to approve the plans by council planning officers.

A planning statement submitted by Axis Planning Consultant, on behalf of applicant Graythorp Energy, stated the development would benefit the area.

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