Habitat trouble for Humber offshore wind

An application to build a port and offshore wind factory in the Humber estuary has raised concerns from regulators and rival companies.

Plans to build a £400m Humberside port to make and transport offshore wind turbines could falter over a requirement to provide compensatory habitat for birds.

Able UK submitted a planning application for the 320-hectare port at Killingholme in December (ENDS Report 444, p 15). It is one of several port development schemes being promoted to service the growing offshore wind market.

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