Stephenson Halliday coordinated an EIA and prepared all planning work for an energy recovery facility at Kingmoor Park Industrial Estate, Carlisle, UK.
The facility will divert up to 195,000 tonnes of waste from landfill or export each year, with the ability to generate up to 22 MW of electricity and power up to 45,000 homes. We coordinated and managed a team of specialist consultants to produce a robust environmental statement. Our EIA team worked closely with the client to develop a well-designed proposal, taking into account on-site constraints and opportunities. We ensured consistency throughout the environmental statement, produced the landscape and visual impact assessment, landscape plan, introductory and concluding chapters and reviewed the technical chapters, assessments and appendices. We also produced the non-technical summary and the planning statement for submission in support of the planning application. We coordinated the community consultation process, organising and attending a public exhibition for local residents and key stakeholders. Following the exhibition, we reviewed and considered feedback and detailed the findings with a statement of community consultation. The planning application was submitted to Cumbria County Council in June 2016 and was approved by the planning committee in October 2016. Stephenson Halliday is assisting the applicant through the discharge of the pre-commencement conditions process.