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ABP 'disappointed' by government decision

Associated British Ports says it is "disappointed" with the Parliamentary Joint Committee's decision to allow Able UK to develop a green energy plant in Killingholme.

We are disappointed that the Parliamentary Joint Committee reached its decision without fully examining all of the evidence. The decision has no impact on ABP's view of the strength of its case and our offer of a substantial compromise would have enabled AMEP to proceed without hindering the future development of the Port of Immingham. We will now consider our options. The Port of Immingham is Britain's busiest port and its continued growth is vital for the nation's trade and energy security, as well as for the prosperity of the Humber region as a whole.

– ABP spokesperson

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Breaking: Able UK given green light for development

A dispute over land development which threatened to sink plans for a £450 million pound renewable energy plant has ended after a government joint committee hearing.

The row centred on an 11 actre site at Killingholme, known as the Killingholme triangle owned by Associated British Ports who wanted to build a deep sea jetty there.

But Able Uk who are developing the surrounding Able Marine Energy Park which makes offshore wind turbines wanted to compulsory purchase it.

They say their plans will create four thousand new jobs for North Lincolnshire. But after taking their dispute to the Commons ABP's petition to block the purchase order was thrown out.

Farmers Concerned Over EU regulations

Pesticide bans from Europe are threatening farmers livelihoods across our region and thousands of jobs.

A report out today, backed by the National Farmers Union, says around 20 per cent of pesticides have been lost because of bans and restrictions imposed by Brussels over the last five years and fear that things are set to get a whole lot worse. Helen Steel reports.

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Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have expressed concerns that new EU rules could put some people out of business.

Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

A regulation has come into force today cutting the amount of pesticides which can be used on crops.

The National Farmers Union has described the move as a 'scary' prospect which could see prices going up or suppliers being forced out of business.

Plans unveiled for huge off-shore windfarm

More details have been made public today about plans for a huge wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire which will be one of the biggest in the world.

The Triton Knoll wind farm could have up to 288 turbines

A consultation period over the electrical system of the Triton Knoll wind farm, which will be situated 20 miles off the coast of Mablethorpe, is now underway.

The company behind it already has planning consent for up to 288 turbines to provide electricity for 800 thousand homes.

RWE says the project could also lead to 19,000 jobs.

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