UK wind-hub hit by planning delay

Rendering of the planned Marine Energy Park

Rendering of the planned Marine Energy Park

A decision on plans for a major offshore wind support-hub in northeast England has been delayed for two months.

Port operator Able UK wants to build the Able Marine Energy Park on 320 hectares on the southern bank of the Humber Estuary.

A planning decision was due from the UK government by the end of this week, but the deadline has now been extended to 24 July.

The UK transport minister said this was to allow more time for negotiations with The Crown Estate over a river bed lease, adding that the extension was “without prejudice” to a decision on development consent.

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