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Further delays for offshore wind development hub

A Government Minister has set a new deadline for a decision on plans for the £450million Able Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber.

The original date for a Government decision on the Able Marine Energy Park was May 24, but this was then moved forward to July 24. Now the Transport Under Secretary Norman Baker has set a new deadline of August 28 in order to allow time for further consideration.

Able UK Group development director Neil Etherington commented: “Of course the whole area is awaiting the decision on this application because it is so important to the ambitions to transform the Humber into a world-class centre for the renewable energy sectors.

“That makes the announcement of a further short delay – in a planning process which has gone on for several years – a little frustrating but the Government has indicated that it is possible a decision could be made before August 28.

“In the circumstances we—together with all those agencies and organisations who support the project, the many thousands of local people for whom the Energy Park would provide employment, prospective occupiers and contractors —must wait a little longer.”

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