Town and Country Planning

2018-03-022018-01-30The Borough of Swale0.75126351.362194ME10 2TD0.73538651.339011ME10 4AH0.74103051.339500ME10 3HTPlanning Act 2008PLANNING ACT 2008PLANNING ACT 2008, s. 48The Borough of MaidstonePlanning Act 2008, s. 370.54516751.286071ME14 3ENTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk295782562189

THE KEMSLEY PAPER MILL (K4) CHP PLANT

NOTICE PUBLICISING A PROPOSED APPLICATION FOR A DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER (‘DCO’)

SECTION 48 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND REGULATION 4 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING APPLICATIONS: PRESCRIBED FORMS AND PROCEDURE REGULATIONS 2009 (BOTH AS AMENDED)

Notice is hereby given that DS Smith Paper Ltd of Kemsley Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2TD [“the applicant”], intends to apply to the Secretary of State under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) for the above-mentioned development consent order [“the application”].

The application relates to the construction of a Combined Heat and Power Plant with a nominal power output of 68-73 Megawatts [“the proposed development”] within the site of the existing Kemsley Paper Mill, to the north of Sittingbourne in Kent. The proposed development will supply electricity and steam to the paper mill and will comprise a complex of buildings, including a gas turbine, a heat recovery steam generator with a stack up to 70m high, a dump condenser, a turbine hall, an auxiliary package boiler with a stack up to 35m high and other ancillary infrastructure, buildings and plant.

The proposed development is an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) development as defined in the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and the application will therefore be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment which will be presented within the application through an Environmental Statement and an accompanying Non-Technical Summary.

Documents, plans and maps detailing the nature and location of the proposed development, including Preliminary Environmental Information in the form of a draft Environmental Statement and Non-Technical Summary, are available to view and download on the project website, http://www.dssmith.com/paper/about/paper-mills/kemsley-uk/k4-project-public-consultation

The same documents, plans and maps have also been placed on deposit at the following locations, where they can be inspected free of charge, during the hours specified, until close of business on Friday 2nd March 2018:

The Site Office, DS Smith Kemsley Paper Mill, ME10 2TD 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Swale Borough Council Offices, East Street, Sittingbourne, ME10 3HT 8:45am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 8:45am to 4:30pm Friday
Sittingbourne Library, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4AH 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday (open until 8pm on Thursday), 9am to 5pm Saturdays

Copies of the documents, plans and maps can be provided on request via the contact details below and will be subject to a reasonable charge up to a maximum of £950 for a printed hard copy and £15 for an electronic copy on CD.

Any responses to, other representations, or queries in respect of the project should be made:

By email to: k4@dhaplanning.co.uk

By post to: Mr David Harvey, DHA Planning, Eclipse House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3EN

By telephone to: Mr David Harvey, DHA Planning, 01622 776 226

Any response or representation MUST (i) be received by the applicant before 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018, (ii) be made in writing or by phone (iii) state the grounds of the response or representation (iv) indicate who is making the response or representation and (v) give an address to which correspondence relating to the response or representation may be sent.

DS Smith Paper Ltd,

January 2018