VPI Immingham OCGT

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VPI Immingham OCGT

Received 25 June 2019
From North East Lincolnshire Council

Representation

I write on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council as Local Planning Authority. In principle, it is considered that the development is acceptable and we support the economic investment of the area, in particular supporting the development of the Humber as the 'Energy Estuary'. We have engaged with the applicant significantly and have presented comments from our own internal consultations. Issues that are required to be pursued are in relation to highway impacts and air quality. The applicant is fully aware of this. The specific issues in relation to highways including the review of the full final Construction Traffic Management Plan and Transport Assessment. The Council's Highways Officer would also like to see the flow diagrams of how trips will arrive/depart the site at peak times for reference as a ‘committed development’. In terms of air quality, it is considered important that the scope impact and actions be agreed with North East Lincolnshire Council Environmental Health Officers. The highways and air quality issues have been raised with the applicant, and we understand that they are acting on these matters raised. I trust the above is of value, and we will look forward to submitting our Local Impact Report in due course.