Fiona Dwyer has more on go-ahead for a huge renewable energy project on the South bank of the Humber. The company responsible, Able UK, say it will create thousands of jobs. The £450 million project will be built close to North Killingholme in North Lincolnshire.
A Department for Transport spokesperson has released a statement about the delay in approving the £450 million marine energy park in North Lincolnshire.
They were concerned over the habitat of the local wildlife, which they say has now been satisfied.
Able Humber Ports have provided the further information we requested in August. This satisfies our outstanding concerns about the new habitat for birds affected by the project and about arrangements for access across the Killingholme Branch railway which runs through the site of the project.
The next stage is for Parliament to consider whether to confirm compulsory purchase powers over land owned by various businesses including Network Rail and Associated British Ports.
Plans for a £450 million marine energy plant on the South bank of the Humber have been given the go ahead by the Government.
The new facility could create around 4,000 jobs, as Fiona Dwyer reports.
A £450 million pound marine energy park on the South Bank of the Humber has been given Government approval.
The park, to be built by Able UK, will create over 4,000 new jobs.
It's expected there will be a decision from the Government today on a £450m development for North Lincolnshire.
The wind turbine manufacturing site on the South bank of the Humber could create four thousand jobs - but has been delayed three times.
Strabag Offshore Wind GmbH announced the site as its preferred location for a major facility to produce gravity-based foundations for the offshore wind sector.
The scheme could add up to 500 jobs to the 4,000 Able UK says their 906-acre industrial park would create in the green energy industry.
Earlier this year, Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to do all he could to ensure the Humber becomes a “magnet” for green energy investment. But Able has been deeply frustrated by repeated planning delays.
Calendar presenter Gaynor Barnes spoke to the MP for Cleethorpes, Martin Vickers and began by asking him that today's decision to delay the Able Marine Energy Park - must be disappointing.
A decision is due later this morning on whether to grant permission to create a £450-million marine energy park on the south bank of the Humber.
The development could generate anything from between 4,000 to 10,000 jobs at a purpose-built renewables port and logistics facility at North Killingholme.
To date, the decision has been delayed twice by Government officials. The Teesside company planning to develop the energy park, Able UK, is waiting for a decision by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.
The company's plans would cover 865 acres on the south bank of the Humber, providing state-of-the-art quayside facilities for the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies.
- Grimsby has already established itself as a key operations and maintenance hub for southern North Sea farms, stretching from the Greater Wash to the North Yorkshire coast.
- Centrica, Siemens, Dong Energy, E.on and RES are all now established in the town, with indigenous companies also heavily involved in the sector.
A pleasure barge the Nidd is grounded on the River Humber on the left bank. Humber Lifeboat tried but failed to free it last night. They'll make another attempt at high tide at noon today.
Martin Rumford from Humber Rescue says three men who had gone for a swim in the river yesterday had a lucky escape. Two men were found exhausted crawling up the beach and another had made it safely to a buoy.
He's warning people not to go for a swim in open water.
Three men who went for a swim in the River Humber yesterday had a lucky escape according to rescuers. Two men were found exhausted crawling up the beach and another had made it safely to a buoy after tides turned.
Martin Rumford from Humber Rescue warned people not to swim in the water.