An initial project introduction
for the proposed oil re-refinery facility at QEII Dock, Eastham, Wirral has been entered to the National Infrastructure Planning Directorate dated 12 March 2015
What happens next
The application is expected to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate October 2015.
After receipt of the application, there will be 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it.
The applicant’s Scoping Report for Hydrodec Oil Re-Refinery was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 30 June 2015.
It is interesting to note that in the current press releases to the media, the tone is that it is all done and dusted, and the plant will be under construction in 2016 and online within eighteen months.
In some press releases ( Radio Merseyside Friday 31st July ) there is no mention of planning consent or the NSIP process which will take a minimum of 15 months from acceptance.
As yet it has not been accepted.
As an interesting point, Hydrodec’s press release to the media completely omits any issues that could may have a negative flavor as you would expect. The complete omission of the size of the leased land ( nine acres ) plus the option of further leases for expansion (seven acres ) is questionable to say the least. The area in question is a green field site close to a residential area and a country park and the conservation area of The Historic Eastham Village which is mentioned in the Doomsday book.