Town and Country Planning

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Sembcorp Utilities UK Limited






Planning Inspectorate Reference Number: EN010082

1. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of State (‘SoS’) for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has accepted an application (the ‘Application’) for a Development Consent Order (a ‘DCO’) made by Sembcorp Utilities UK Limited (‘the Applicant’) of Wilton International, Middlesbrough, Teesside, TS90 8WS under Section 37 of The Planning Act 2008 (the ‘PA 2008’). The Application was received by The Planning Inspectorate ('PINS') on 22 November 2017 and accepted for examination on 18 December 2017. The reference number for the Application is EN010082.

Summary of the Project

2. The Application seeks a DCO to authorise the construction, operation and maintenance of a new gas-fired generating station with an output capacity of up to 1,700 megawatts (‘MW’), and associated development. The proposal is collectively referred to as the Tees Combined Cycle Power Plant (‘CCPP’) Project (the ‘Project’).

3. The site for the Project (‘the Project Site’) covers an area of approximately 15 hectares and is located on the site of former gas-fired generating station within the south-western part of the Wilton International site on Teesside.

4. The main components of the Project can be summarised as follows:

4.1 up to two separate CCGT units, with each generating unit including a gas turbine, steam turbine and electricity generator, heat recovery steam generators; condensers; emission stacks; and main and auxiliary transformers;

4.2 cooling infrastructure including up to two banks of hybrid cooling towers; pumps; and sampling and dosing plant;

4.3 associated development including a permanent laydown area; vehicle parking area; internal roadways and footpaths; lighting; and signage; and

4.4 associated development including an area to be reserved for carbon capture, compression and storage, to be laid out as vehicle parking and used for open and covered storage and laydown during construction.

5. It is anticipated that subject to the DCO having been made by the SoS construction work on the Project would commence in the second half of 2019. The construction of the Project could proceed under one of two scenarios, as follows:

• ‘Scenario One’: two CCGT ‘trains’ of up to 850 MW are built in a single phase of construction to give a total capacity of up to 1,700 MW.

• ‘Scenario Two’: one CCGT train of up to 850 MW is built and commissioned. Within an estimated five years of its commercial operation the construction of a further CCGT train of up to 850 MWe commences.

Environmental Impact Assessment

6. The Project is Environmental Impact Assessment (‘EIA’) development under ‘The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009’. The Application therefore includes an Environmental Statement (an ‘ES’) documenting the findings of the EIA undertaken.

Copies of the Application Documents

7. A copy of the Application, including all the documents, drawings, plans and maps (including the draft DCO and the ES) are available for inspection free of charge until 9 February 2018 at the venues and times set out below:

Locations Opening Times
Lazenby Village Hall, High Street, Lazenby, TS6 8DX Wednesdays 10am -12noon & 6-8pm
Roseberry Square Library, Roseberry Road, Redcar, TS10 4NY Monday 11:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 17:00
Tuesday 11:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 15:30
Thursday 09:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:00
Friday 10:00 to 13:00 and 13:30 to 16:00
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
Whale Hill Community Centre, Goathland Road, Middlesbrough, TS6 8AW Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm
Grangetown Library, Birchington Avenue, Grangetown, TS6 7LS Monday 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday 10:00 to 16:00
Friday 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday 09:00 to 12:30
Sunday closed
Dormanstown Library, 3 Farndale Square, Redcar, TS10 5HQ Monday closed
Tuesday 9:30 to 12:15 and 12:45 to 17:00
Wednesday closed
Thursday closed
Friday 09:30 to 12:15 and 12:45 to 17:00
Saturday closed
Sunday closed
South Bank Library, Low Grange Health Village, Normanby Road, South Bank, Middlesbrough, TS6 6TD Monday 09:00 to 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 to 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
Thursday 09:00 to 18:00
Friday 09:00 to 18:00
Saturday 09:00 to 12:30
Sunday closed
Marske Library, Windy Hill Lane, Marske, Redcar, TS11 7BL Monday 09:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
Thursday closed
Friday 10:00 to 17:00
Saturday 09:30 to 12:30
Sunday closed
Redcar Library, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Monday 9am - 6pm;
Tuesday 9am - 6pm;
Wednesday 9am - 6pm;
Thursday 9am - 5pm;
Friday 9am - 6pm;
Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm;
Sunday closed
Middlesbrough Central Library, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AY Monday 9:30am - 7pm;
Tuesday 9:30am - 7pm;
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm;
Thursday 9:30am - 7pm;
Friday 9:30am - 5pm;
Saturday 9:30am - 5pm;
Sunday closed
Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton, TS18 1TU Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8.30am - 6pm; Tuesday & Thursday 8.30am - 8pm; Saturday 9.30am – 4pm; Sunday closed
Hartlepool Central Library, 124 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm; Sunday closed
Northallerton Library, 1 Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PT Monday 9:30am - 6pm; Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm; Wednesday 9:30am - 6pm; Thursday 1pm - 5pm;
Friday 9:30am - 5pm; Saturday 9.30am - 1.30pm; Sunday closed
Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN Monday 9am - 6pm; Tuesday 9am - 6pm; Wednesday 10am - 6pm; Thursday 9am - 7pm; Friday 9am - 6pm; Saturday 9am - 3pm; Sunday closed
Darlington Library, Crown Street, Darlington, DL1 1ND Monday 9am - 6pm; Tuesday 9am - 6pm; Wednesday 9am - 5pm; Thursday 10am - 6pm; Friday 9am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 4pm; Sunday closed

8. The Application documents are also available to view online on the PINS website:

9. Hard copies of the Application documents can be provided on request for a maximum copying charge of £150.00. Hard copies of individual documents are also available on request. A CD of the Application documents is available on request for a maximum charge of £15.00. The documents (or a CD) can be obtained by writing to: Tees Combined Cycle Power Plant Project, c/o Sembcorp Utilities UK Limited, PO Box 1985, Wilton International, Middlesbrough, Teesside, TS90 8WS.

Commenting on the Application

10. Any representation (giving notice of any interest in or objection to the Application) must be made on the PINS Registration and Relevant Representation Form which is available through the project page of the PINS website at:

11. If you would like to request a hard copy of the PINS Registration and Relevant Representation Form please telephone 0303 444 5000. Completed forms should be returned to: The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN. The PINS reference number for the Application (EN010082) should be quoted in any correspondence.

12. The PINS Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an examination (Version 2, December 2016) provides guidance on how to register and make a relevant representation and is available online at:

13. Please note that representations must be received by The Planning Inspectorate no later than the end of 9 February 2018. Representations will be made public.

14. Further information on the Application can be obtained by visiting the Project website:

Sembcorp Utilities UK Limited –

3 January 2018