HOWDON GREEN ENERGY PARK
Howdon Yard proposed development
THE PORT OF TYNE IS PROPOSING A NEW 25MW ENERGY RECOVERY FACILITY AT HOWDON YARD, NORTH TYNESIDE.
THE FACILITY WILL MAKE USE OF THE SITE AT HOWDON YARD, SOUTH OF THE A187.
The proposed facility will generate energy from household waste using gasification technology. The process (which does not involve incineration) reduces the volume of waste by approximately 90% and at the same time produces energy in the form of electricity. This greatly reduces the amount of waste which needs to be sent to landfill sites, having a positive effect on the environment.
The process will utilise treated household waste, transported in sealed bales direct to the plant as and when it is needed. There will be no waste externally stored at the facility.
New technology ensures that any emissions from the plant would be well within national and European air quality standards, controlled by Government regulations.
As well as the benefit to the environment through the reduction in landfill waste, the proposal will provide the following economic benefits to the local area:
- 50 Full time jobs would be created at the facility, with apprenticeships and training opportunities made available to local people
- An estimated 470 construction jobs would be supported during the 24 month build period
- An estimated 710 further indirect jobs would be supported in the supply chain
- An increase in GVA of £11m per annum which would stimulate economic growth and revenue for North Tyneside
- In association with the development of the new facility, as well as its current commitment to the local community Port of Tyne will create a specific fund for the benefit of the people in the surrounding area, which would be managed locally
For any further information please contact the planning consultants:
Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners
Newcastle Upon Tyne
T: 0191 261 5685 or E: HowdonGEP@nlpplanning.com