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Spennymoor Greener Grid Park
This website will be kept updated over the development period to keep you informed and to hear your views and ideas.
About Spennymoor Greener Grid Park
The Spennymoor Greener Grid Park is a proposed innovative project located in the north-east of England. Following our local consultation, we have now submitted a planning application to Durham Council. This has been given the application reference number DM/23/00745/FPA and is available to view and comment on here.
About Greener Grid Parks
A pioneering project to help achieve zero carbon emissions.
Large electrical machines with flywheels (called synchronous compensators) can replace the spinning turbines of a traditional power station but without emitting any carbon dioxide.
It means that GB’s energy system will be able to handle increasing amounts of renewable energy without relying on coal and gas fired turbines.
Our projects promote the use of renewable technologies and reduce the need to use fossil fuel plants. This is why our projects are called Greener Grid Parks.
Why do we need Greener Grid Parks?
Stage 1: Site Selection
Extensive research to identify suitable sites. No public engagement is carried out during this time because the site may not pass the criteria required for being suitable for development.
Stage 2: Pre-Planning
We request the view of Durham County Council on the level of study required. We contact local elected representatives and consultees.
Stage 3: Submit Planning Application, and Await Decision
An application is submitted to Durham County Council, accompanied by a comprehensive Planning Report and Environmental Assessments showing the results of all studies undertaken.
This is publicly available information and will be available on this project website. Interested parties can formally comment on the application. The Application is decided by Durham County Council .
Stage 4: Construction
If the project is approved, construction typically takes 18 months. Planning conditions are used to manage elements of construction.
Stage 5: Operation
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