This development would increase the UK’s gas storage by 20 per cent, helping to avoid gas supply interruptions and price spikes and back up intermittent electricity generated by wind turbines.
At its peak, the development would create over 2,000 jobs representing up to £660 million of investment in the national and local economy.
We have statutory obligations to protect the environment and we have set out in our application how we will preserve important local species and enhance the ecology of the area.
Our proposal would increase the UK’s gas storage by storing gas underground in newly created salt caverns.
Safety is at the heart of everything we do. We have carried out extensive assessments, and our plans have been thoroughly reviewed by independent experts, to ensure the highest standards of safety throughout the development.