Find out about power station

A SERIES of exhibitions on a proposed power station in Blyth will be held next week.

Renewable energy developer RES is holding a second series of exhibitions on its plans to build a biomass plant next to Battleship Wharf at the Port of Blyth.

The three shows will include the unveiling of the final design for the plant, along with the results of environmental and technical studies carried out in readiness for the submission of a planning application in the spring.

Hertfordshire-based RES has been consulting local people about the design of the 100mw power station over the last six months.

The exhibitions will be held next Thursday from 10am to 1pm at Cambois Miners’ Welfare Institute and from 4pm to 8pm at North Blyth Club, as well as on Friday from 10am to 1pm at Blyth Community Enterprise Centre.

The project team will be on hand to answer any questions and discuss the proposal in more detail, and there will also be an opportunity to provide feedback and comments by filling out a questionnaire.

Project manager Neil Bond said: “We have been consulting with the local community on the design of the power station and seeking their feedback on a number of architectural options.

“The final design has been guided by the comments we have received so far.

“We are now in the lead-up to submitting the project to the Infrastructure Planning Commission for consent, and we would urge anyone who would like to find our more about all aspects of the planning application, or make comments to us, to come along.”

Information will also be available on the project’s website, www.northblythproject.co.uk

Should the project get the go-ahead, construction would be expected to start next year with a view to getting the plant up and running by 2015.