North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park

The list below includes a record of advice we have provided for this project. For a list of all advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate, including non-project related advice, please go to the Register of advice page.

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Enquiry received via email
To whom it may concern. As residents of Amcotts we have, yet again, become concerned about the level and persistence of noise emanating from the Flixborough industrial estate, the closest and most open western boundary of which is not much more than 200 metres from the edge of our village. There is a history of noise nuisance affecting Amcotts from this industrial estate, and wharf, going back thirty years, not to mention dust, foul odours, swarms of flies and light pollution. We simply do not see why we should have to continually tolerate this. If this was not bad enough, there is now a proposal to build a massive incinerator on the North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park, on that site. If this proposed project were to be given the go ahead it would mean increased activity from 24hr working, with increased river, wharf, rail and road activity, all leading, as experience tells us, to even more noise nuisance and more stress and trauma. Solar 21 recently carried out a noise assessment survey from the 12th to the 21st April here at Amcotts, as well as Flixborough, and we believe that noise survey was seriously compromised, due to excess and persistent noise emanating from the Flixborough industrial estate, and consider that survey to be invalid because it is not representative of the background noise levels as they would be expected to be without the current noise issues. Furthermore it cannot be right that this Incinerator is not considered against a lower baseline noise than measured. Attached are graphs of recent noise level readings taken (by me) at the industrial estate boundary, which clearly show the extent to which these limits are being breached, and are coming from established operations and processes. This is happening continually and for considerable lengths of time. These noise levels are clearly in excess of existing noise-limiting planning/permitting conditions and are causing statutory nuisance. We refer you to attached documents confirming existing restrictions placed on the Flixborough industrial estate, Planning Ref:7/CBC5/13/83, recently sent to us. Also attached are the notes of a meeting held with residents of Amcotts on Wednesday 18th June 1997, in respect of "Environmental Problems" following our complaints at that time, and which also refers to the same noise restrictions. See also 1. Noise Assessment a. Noise Levels at Amcotts. This clearly illustrates how Amcotts is affected by activity on the industrial estate. We also have copies of two other noise reports undertaken in 2006 and 2014, following complaints. CONDITIONS WERE PLACED ON THE FLIXBOROUGH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE BECAUSE. "The site is relatively close to occupied residential properties whose occupants should not be subject to undue risk" "To protect the amenities of residents in Amcotts and Flixborough" THE CONDITIONS RELATING TO NOISE LEVELS ARE AS FOLLOWS. "Noise emanating from operations and processes conducted on the site shall not exceed 55 dba between the hours of 7.00a.m. and 7p.m. nor 50 dba between the hours of 7p.m. and 7a.m. as measured at the boundaries of the site" We sincerely hope that all the issues that have been raised here will be investigated, and that the authority/authorities will take appropriate enforcement action to reduce the level of noise emanating from the industrial estate. Yours sincerely Brian and Eileen Oliver, Susan and Ian Ritchie, Amy Ogman, Shaun Berkeley(chairman Amcotts Parish Council), Stuart and Jenette Tretheway. Derek and Julie Horton, Tricia Murphy.
Dear Mr Oliver, Thank you for your comments. Please note that prior to the official submission of their application for development consent, the Applicant for the North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park project is solely responsible for their Pre-Application activities and consultation. Although the statutory consultation period for receipt of views on the proposed development closed on 25 July 2021, you can still make your concerns known to them if you have not already done so. We would also advise you to inform your local authority of these concerns, and note that you have also cc’d North Lincolnshire Council in to your email. When the application for development consent for the North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park has been submitted the Planning Inspectorate will make a decision on whether or not the application has met the necessary statutory requirements to be accepted for Examination. Should the application be accepted you will then have the opportunity to register as an Interested Party and submit your concerns as a Relevant Representation. By registering as an Interested Party you will have the right to make representations, attend and speak at the Preliminary Meeting and subsequent hearings, and provide written evidence throughout the Examination. Further information about becoming an Interested Party can be found in Advice Note 8.2 located on the National Infrastructure website. For further guidance on engaging in the nationally significant infrastructure planning process please refer to Advice Note 8. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any further questions of a procedural nature. Many thanks, Tamika Hull Case Officer

20 August 2021
Brian and Eileen Oliver
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project update meeting.
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11 August 2021
North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park Limited - anon.
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
Dear Tamika and Louise, Firstly I must apologize if I should not be sending this to you. However today 18th of June 2021 I have been to the designated venue at Crowle Community Hub for the project information regarding the energy park. As I was talking to the assistant there was NO information available and there has been other people who have also enquired but to no avail. Why are Solar 21 NOT carrying out their duty of communicating with the public? All this is so stressful for myself and family especially having to travel 9 miles knowing that Solar 21 said we would be able to access this information form Monday 14th June. Kind Regards Sue Ritchie.
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21 June 2021
Sue Ritchie
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project update meeting.
Please see attached.

14 January 2021
North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park Limited - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project Update Meeting
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01 September 2020
North Lincolnshire Green Energy Park Limited - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
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26 September 2019
Solar 21 - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
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03 May 2019
Solar 21