Final chance to have your say on pipeline project

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Residents across the region are being urged to give their views by Friday 1 November on plans for the Yorkshire and Humber carbon capture, transportation and storage (CCS) project.

National Grid launched its third round of consultation on 23 September for the CCS project, including the proposed pipeline route, which passes through the local area, near Market Weighton, and the locations for the installations above-ground to support its safe and efficient operation.

Local residents were invited to have their say on the proposals and around 500 people attended the events held in nine locations, including Market Weighton and Holme-on-Spalding Moor.

National Grid’s project, involves capturing carbon dioxide produced by major power stations in the region – including the proposed White Rose CCS Project at Drax and the proposed Don Valley CCS project near Stainforth – and transporting it via a buried pipeline to a point south of Bridlington and then out to the North Sea. It will then be permanently stored within natural porous rock formations beneath the seabed.

Following the consultation, the plans will be finalised before an application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, the body that considers applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects. A final decision will be taken by the Government.

An online feedback form is available from the project website – www.ccshumber.co.uk – and comments can also be made by email to nationalgrid@ccshumber.co.uk or post to Freepost CCS National Grid.