Amended Notice of proposed changes to an accepted Development Consent Order: consultation on submission of supplementary environmental information for EIA developmentNotice ID: COL2078844
Thurrock Power Limited
Amended Notice of proposed changes to an accepted Development Consent Order: consultation on submission of supplementary environmental information for EIA development
Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant Deadline for Receipt of Consultation Responses: 5th June 2021 Please Note: Consultation Responses should be sent to the Applicant (contact details below) and not made by way of representations to the Planning Inspectorate as stated in the Notice published on 29* April 2021, and that the deadline for receipt of consultation responses has been extended from 28* May 2021 until 5* June 2021
An application for development consent ('the DCO application') was submitted by Thurrock Power Limited to the Secretary of State, c/o the Planning Inspectorate, on 27 May 2020 and was accepted for examination on 24 June 2020. The reference number applied to the DCO application is EN010092. Notice is hereby given that Thurrock Power Limited ('the Applicant') of 1 st Floor, 145 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LP has made an application to amend the DCO application as made, which change was accepted on 26 April 2021, and is now consulting on the additional environmental information related to the change application ('the Application').
The Thurrock Flexible Generation Plant Development
The DCO application is for an order which would authorise the construction, operation and decommissioning of a gas fired flexible electricity generation plant and battery storage facility in Thurrock, Essex ('the Proposed Development'). The DCO application involves EIA development. The Proposed Development consists of: reciprocating gas engines with net electrical output totalling 600 MW, batteries with net electrical output of 150 MW and storage capacity of up to 600 MW, associated electrical and control equipment, creation of temporary and permanent private access routes for construction and access in operation including a causeway for the delivery of abnormal indivisible loads by barge, a gas pipeline connection to the gas national transmission system, an electrical export connection via underground cables to the immediately adjacent National Grid Tilbury Substation, and habitat creation or enhancement for protected species translocation and biodiversity gain. The development consent order ('DCO') would authorise the compulsory acquisition of land, interests in land and rights over land, and the powers to use land permanently and temporarily for the construction, operation and maintenance of the Proposed Development.
The Application to amend the DCO application
The Applicant has requested an amendment to the access arrangements for oversized abnormal indivisible loads which requires additional land, a new work and a new sutnwork to be added to the land affected by the DCO.
The changes proposed add new land to the application and include the construction of a new work (new area of access road) and an addition to the previously proposed access works. This consultation seeks views on the additional environmental information which has been submitted to support that change.
Copies of the change documents
Copies of the proposed changes, the revised draft Development Consent Order, land plans identifying the additional land and land affected by the provision and an addendum to the ES are available at:
and in the 'Documents' section of the Applicant's website:http://thurrockpower.co.uk
If you require alternative methods for inspection of the application documents, please telephone the applicant on: 0207 186 0580 or email:
We will consider your request and are able to provide guidance on using the project website, provide a USB stick containing the application documents free of charge, and/or offer free loan of the application documents on an electronic document reader during the period for making Representations (see below). Loaned electronic document readers will be delivered to your chosen address by courier arranged by the Applicant and collected after 5th June 2021.
The Applicant would normally make available at least one location for viewing the Application documents in the vicinity of the application site. However, due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the UK Government's advice relating to health and safety, we are unable to provide hard copy documents to view at a deposit location in the locality of the Proposed Development site. The Applicant notes that the Government has issued guidance that a website is a 'place' for the purposes of inspecting documents across all planning regimes. We therefore strongly encourage you to take advantage of the electronic methods of viewing the application documents set out above.
Hard copies of the application documents can be requested but will be subject to a maximum charge of £500 for each copy. Requests for electronic or hard copy documents can be made in the following ways:
- Telephone: 0207 186 0580
The documents will be available for inspection until 5th June 2021.
Consultation on submission of supplementary environmental information in support of the Applicant's proposed changes to an accepted Development Consent Order
Any person may comment on the submission of supplementary environmental information in support of the Applicant's proposed changes to an accepted DCO. Responses should be made to the Applicant direct and can be made in the following ways:
- Telephone: 0207 186 0580
Please note that consultation responses must be received by the Applicant by 23.59 on 5th June 2021.
Further information about the Application can be obtained from the Applicant using the contact details above.
Thurrock Power Limited