Update on Helius Consultation

Update on Helius Consultation

Last month I wrote to Helius Energy seeking more information on their planned consultation in the Autumn. Whilst I wasn’t able to get much more detail, their reply did provide some new information.

The consultation will last a minimum of 10 weeks. Helius plan to give at least 4 weeks notice of exhibition venues, dates and timings. It is planned that these exhibitions will be staggered over a 4 week period to maximum the opportunities for people to attend. I will post an update if further …

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Helius Energy Delay Consultation to ‘Autumn’

Helius have delayed their new consultation on their plans for a biomass power station until the ‘Autumn’. The consultation was due to start in July. Further information can be found HERE.

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Helius To Extend Consultation on Power Station

Helius Energy have announced that they intend to amend their Biomass scheme. They are now intending undertake further public consultation in the Summer.I reported to residents in a recent newsletter that the city Council’s Planning Panel would be meeting to discuss their scheme on Tuesday 24th May.In light of Helius’s statement the council has decided to defer the item from the Council’s Planning Panel. When a new date is determined I will update residents. It is my intention when the matter does finally come before …

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Freemantle Councillors Formally Object to Biomass Plant

Below is the Freemantle Councillors’ submission to Helius as a formal response to their consultation on their planned biomass plant in the Western Docks.Dear Sir

We are writing as local councillors for the Freemantle Ward to put on record our formal objection to your plans for a Power Station proposed for the Western Docks.

Over recent weeks we have been inundated with correspondence from constituents objecting to the scheme and we have attended a number of packed local public meetings where residents were unanimously against the plans.

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HELP STOP THE POWER STATION!

Following the public meeting at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday evening, we thought it would be helpful, as your local Councillors, to write and set out how we understand the decision on the Helius power station will be taken, and most importantly WHAT WE ALL CAN DO TO STOP IT. Since the meeting we have spoken with the Infrastructure Planning Commission, the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the City Council to confirm some of these …

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Council Leader Says ‘No Thanks!’

Council Leader Says ‘No Thanks!’

The Daily Echo front page today carries the story that Conservative Council Leader, Royston Smith has vowed to oppose the proposed Power Station in the Western Docks. This is a tremendous boost for the campaign to stop the Helius application.

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No to Power Station!

No to Power Station!

As your local ward councillors, Brian Parnell, Michael Ball, and I will do all we can to fight the proposed Helius power station in the Western Docks.

The Conservatives on the city council will be objecting to Helius, the city council’s planning department and the Infrastructure Planning Commission (the decision makers).

We will be raising residents’ concerns of about:

– The size and mass of the proposed building and its impact on the community– Noise levels– Air quality– Pollution– The fuel source– Traffic consequences during both …

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Meetings Regarding Proposed Power Station

Meetings Regarding Proposed Power Station

The Infrastructure Planning Commission is holding two further consultation meeting regarding the application by Helius for a bio mass power station in the Western Docks.

Please get in touch if you want to raise anything with Brian, Michael or me on this matter.

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Your Views on Power Station

Your Views on Power Station

Energy firm Helius is now consulting on its proposals for a wood chip powered biomass power station in the Western Docks, ahead of submitting a formal planning application.

The deadline for responses has been extended to 21st April and details can be found at www.southamptonbiomasspower.comThere is another chance to view the plans on 21st and 22nd March between 2pm and 7.30pm at Thompson Memorial Hall, Millbrook Baptist Church, Testwood Road.

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