Development Consent Order from the Secretary of State for the construction of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
DHA have secured a Development Consent Order (DCO) from the Secretary of State for the construction of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) to serve the Palm Paper Mill in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. The scheme is the 47th DCO in the country to have been granted.
DHA obtained planning permission in 2007 for the Palm Paper mill which is home to one of the most advanced paper machines in the world, capable of producing between 400,000 to 500,000 tonnes of newsprint each year from entirely recycled paper. The new 162MW CCGT plant will reduce Palm Paper’s reliance on imported energy by allowing them to use natural gas to produce their own electricity and steam for use within the paper recycling process. Due to the capacity of the CCGT plant it is considered to be a Nationally Significant Infrastructure project and DHA took the lead role in managing and submitting the application to the Planning Inspectorate for the Development Consent Order which comprised extensive pre-application consultation with statutory and local bodies, post submission responses to Inspector questions and public hearings.