Renewable Energy

Biomass Power Station, Port Clarence


Prism Planning acted for Port Clarence Energy Ltd in securing planning permission for a 45MWe renewable energy plant (biomass power station) on land at Clarence Works, off Port Clarence Road, Port Clarence, Stockton-on-Tees.

Prism Planning, led by our Director Rod Hepplewhite, project managed the preparation, submission and post-submission negotiation of the planning application.  The scale of the proposed development and the ecologically sensitive location of the site was such that an Environmental Impact Assessment was required, the preparation of which was coordinated by Prism Planning and involved a host of environmental consultancies plus input from Prism Planning.

Following initial negotiations with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council regarding screening and scoping of the Environmental Impact Assessment, the planning application was submitted and approved with 16 weeks, an almost unheard of timescale.  Needless to say, our clients were extremely pleased with the timely and successful outcome.