Big Infrastructure permissions in 2019

The biggest infrastructure schemes permitted in the past 12 months.

Drax: gas plant plan approved this year (pic: Tim Dennell, Flickr)
Drax: gas plant plan approved this year (pic: Tim Dennell, Flickr)

INFRASTRUCTURE


Tilbury2 

Date: 20 February 2019. Applicant: Port of Tilbury London. Legal advisers: Pinsent Masons. Planning advisers: Vincent Gorbing. Project description: New port terminal at Tilbury, including a roll-on/roll-off terminal, a construction materials and aggregates terminal and associated infrastructure including rail and road facilities. 

Millbrook Power Station 

Date: 13 March 2019. Applicant: Millbrook Power Limited. Legal advisers: Pinsent Masons. Planning advisers: Peter Brett Associates, now part of Stantec. Project description: Construction, operation and maintenance of an open cycle gas -fired "peaking" power generating plant with a capacity of up to 299MW at Rookery South pit near Stewartby, Bedfordshire.

Tees Combined Cycle Power Plant Project 

Date: 5 April 2019. Applicant: Sembcorp Utilities (UK). Legal advisers: Womble Bond Dickinson. Planning advisers: Dalton Warner Davis Project description: New gas-fired electricity generating station with a net electrical output capacity of up to 1,700MW at the former Teesside Power Station, part of the Wilton International Site, Teesside. 

Kemsley Paper Mill (K4) CHP Plant 

Date: 5 July 2019. Applicant: DS Smith Paper. Planning advisers: DHA Planning. Project description: Construction of a combined heat and power plant comprising a gas turbine (52MW), waste heat recovery boilers (105MWth steam) and steam turbine (16MW), to supply electricity and steam to the Kemsley Paper Mill in Sittingbourne, Kent. 

Abergelli Power 

Date: 19 September 2019. Applicant: Abergelli Power. Planning advisers: Peter Brett Associates, now part of Stantec. Project description: Gas-fired peaking plant and connection infrastructure with a capacity of up to 299MW north of M4 junction 46 in Swansea. 

Drax Re-Power project 

Date: 4 October 2019. Applicant: Drax Power. Legal advisers: Pinsent Masons. Planning advisers: WSP UK. Project description: Modification of two coal-fired generating units at Drax Power Station, Selby, to become gas-powered generating plant with up to four new combined cycle gas turbines, each powering a dedicated generator of up to 600MW in capacity. 

Northampton Gateway Rail Freight Interchange 

Date: 9 October 2019. Applicant: Roxhill Developments. Legal advisers: Eversheds Sutherland. Planning advisers: Oxalis Planning. Project description: Development of a strategic rail freight interchange including an intermodal freight terminal and new rail sidings to serve individual buildings, and up to 557,418 square metres of warehousing and ancillary buildings plus new road infrastructure.


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