Port Clarence Biomass and Prism Planning are celebrating today after Stockton Council granted planning permission for a new 49 MW power station on land close to the northern side of the Transporter Bridge at Port Clarence which would burn waste wood. “This is great news for Stockton and Teesside and we are pleased to have been able to help with this important project. At a time when the security of gas supplies from Russia is very much in the media spotlight after recent events it is great to see that Stockton is helping to deliver practical alternatives. The work required to get this permission in place has been done in a record time and it’s a tribute to all the team who have worked so well with Stockton Council’s members and officers to iron out all the issues and get the permission in place.
From day one of the project we have also worked alongside the financiers of the project and we believe this scheme will come forward rapidly on the site.” (Steve Barker, Managing Director, Prism Planning). The lack of objection to the scheme meant that the final decision was made by officers at Stockton but Councillors and the MP had followed the debate closely and supported the proposals.The applicants have built a number of similar power stations around the UK and have a track record of delivery. They have committed to seek to use local labour and suppliers in the project which is excellent news for the Tees Valley as the capital cost of the scheme is estimated to be around £160 million.
Prism Planning are a team of Chartered Town Planners based in Darlington's busy town centre and led by some of the most experienced planning practitioners in the north east.