The development would result in the loss of half a square kilometre of estuarine habitat, which internationally important wildlife relies on heavily for its survival.
Able UK Ltd submitted an application to the Infrastructure Planning Committee (now the National Infrastructure Directorate) for permission to build a marine energy park, at Killingholme Marshes on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, which will service the offshore renewable energy industry.
We are concerned that the proposed compensation package to offset this loss is insufficient and not fit for purpose.
For this reason we objected to the application and actively engaged in the examination process, including attending all the nature conservation hearings, with the aim of securing measures which reduce the predicted impacts and compensates for any remaining damage which would be caused by this development.
You can learn more about the proposal at National Infrastructure Planning - Able Marine Energy Park.