DPP’s Leeds office has secured planning permission for a Green Energy Facility (GEF) in Knapton, North Yorkshire. The £50m project when complete, will process 65,000 tonnes of non-recyclable local waste and convert it into enough green energy to power 16,000 homes per year.
The scheme, submitted on behalf of Knapton Green Energy, a partnership between Tetragen UK, NCG Estates and Todds Waste Management, will deliver £50m of inward investment into the local economy and generate around 45 jobs. Work on site is due to start later in the year, with the plant set to be operational by Q4 2019.
Philip Atkinson, Director at NCG Estates said;
DPP’s detailed knowledge of Minerals & Waste planning policy meant we were able to engage with Planning Officers with authority and clarity and to address concerns at an early stage.
Their understanding of the complex political environment surrounding major applications meant our public engagement literature could be tailored to directly address the concerns most likely to be raised with elected members.
We valued their direct and unequivocal advice and their willingness to get stuck in and assume the role of project managers – drawing together the various consultants and flow of information to deliver a single consistent message.