A pre-application meeting was held in February 2018 for initial discussions with Central Bedfordshire Council's Planning Department. This is followed by a four-week period of formal consultation with the local community who will be invited to engage with plans and submit their feedback which will be taken into consideration when preparing the planning application and later the plans for the site.
Last Updated: May 03, 2018
Does the project have planning permission?
No, not yet.
The Lea Bank Energy Park is in the very earliest stages of the process. The information you see here, and will have had delivered to your house if you live in the area, is part of the pre-application process.
This involves conversations with Central Bedfordshire Council, local businesses and investors as well as consultation with local residents and stakeholders. We're also carrying out a series of assessments on the local environment. These include
landscape and visual impacts
archaeology and cultural heritage
ecology and habitats
Once the consultations and assessments are done, we'll be ready to apply for planning permission. We currently expect to make an application in September 2018
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2018
What will the Environmental Impact Assessment be measuring?
The Environmental Impact Assessment will be conducted by SLR, starting in May 2018. It will monitor the following areas, continuing during the construction and early operational phase of the project.