Peaking Power Plant, Carlisle

  • PEAKING power plant

Environmental Planning

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Environmental Planning Services

Delta-Simons were employed to prepare and submit a full planning application and technical environmental support to obtain consent for a gas to grid peaking power plant at an industrial facility in Carlisle.

Purpose

Delta-Simons were employed to prepare and submit a full planning application and technical environmental support to obtain consent for a gas to grid peaking power plant at an industrial facility in Carlisle.

We were additionally asked to undertake a technical and procedural rebuttal against an unworkable planning condition that was imposed which caused potential contractual risk for the Client relating to the divestment of the Site.

Scope of Works

▲      Desk based planning feasibility and technical constraints review.

▲      Environmental Planning Support including advice on wording of technical operating planning conditions and minimising future operational risk.

▲      Air Quality assessment.

▲      Noise Assessment.

▲      Flood risk review and operational implications.

▲      Ecology and Arboricultural surveys.

▲      Landscape Appraisal and advice on planting schemes.

▲      Review of access constraints and proposals.

Outcomes / Client Benefit

▲      Delta-Simons secured planning consent for the proposed development with only three planning conditions to discharge.

▲      Identified potential flexibility in the site design to be included at planning stage to accommodate any potential future insurance and general operational flood resilience requirements outside standard planning requirements.

▲      Actively managed risks on-site which reduced the risk for further capital expenditure from the Client late into the project and supported in protecting infrastructure from potential future flooding events.

▲      Successful rebuttal and ultimately discharged an unworkable planning condition on air quality.

▲      Obtained 24/7 maximum operational use to provide the Client flexibility to meet the requirements of National Grid contracts.