Permission being considered for an energy recovery facility on the Isle of Portland

Isle of Portland Port

A public inquiry closes today (21 December) which is considering whether permission should be granted for an energy recovery facility on the Isle of Portland. Permission for the ERF is sought on a previously developed site within the Port area and if permitted is proposed to supply shore power to ships within the Port and will also be capable of providing heat to nearby prisons. The inquiry opened on 5 December and has run for 9 days.

The local planning authority, Dorset Council, refused the application in March 2023 and the applicant, Powerfuel Portland Ltd, appealed to the Secretary of State. The Inspector is Mr Paul Griffiths.

David Elvin KC
and Luke Wilcox appear for the Appellant, instructed by Paul Rogers of tor&co.

Barney McCay
appears for the Rule 6 Parties, Stop Portland Waste Incinerator and The Portland Association, instructed by Ricardo Gama of Leigh Day Solicitors.

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