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Teesside biomass plant gets planning permission

A project to build a £160m biomass plant in Stockton, Middlesbrough, has received planning permission.

Port Clarence Energy, a joint venture between Eco2 and Temporis Capital, submitted plans for the facility in April and received planning approval from Stockton Council just over two months later.

The application was filed with the assistance of Prism Planning.

“The work required to get this permission in place has been done in a record time and it’s a tribute to all the team who have worked so well with Stockton Council’s members and officers to iron out all the issues and get the permission in place,” said Steve Barker, managing director at Prism Planning.

The new facility will provide 45MW of renewable energy from around 325,000 tonnes of waste wood a year, sourced mainly from construction and demolition sites. It will be located on the banks of the Tees at Clarence Works.

Construction is expected to start in early 2015.

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