Habitat concerns delay offshore wind port project

A port redevelopment that could house the UK’s first major offshore wind manufacturing site still to clear habitat hurdle

A planning decision on the UK’s first major offshore wind manufacturing site has been delayed for a second time due to concerns about its impact on habitats.

On 28 August, transport minister Norman Baker announced he was “minded to approve” Able UK’s plan for a 320-hectare port at Killingholme on the Humber estuary.

He will make a decision by 13 December, far later than the original May deadline.

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