About the Hatton Gas Compressor Upgrade
The two compressors we are replacing will be decommissioned and removed at a later date and will not continue to run.
To create the space we need, we’ll be clearing an area of vegetation ensuring we only remove what is needed. This will be done under the guidance of an ecologist and we’ll leave a screen of trees and bushes in place between the new compressor and the site boundary.
We’ll then build the new gas compressor which has a vent stack that is 30m high, 10m higher than the existing compressors and will be surrounded by a noise enclosure building to minimise noise levels.
We’ll plan our work carefully to reduce any impacts on the local community and environment. During the work, our community relations team will be available to answer any questions.
What is happening now?
Although Ofgem have approved the new compressor, East Lindsey District Council will need to grant National Grid planning permission to do the work. Before we make the application, we’re completing a comprehensive programme of environmental and design assessments looking at landscape and views, noise, air quality, historic environment, ecology, water environment and transport which will be supplied as part of the application.
Once our plans are approved, we are expecting to start work on site by September 2021 where we will be removing some vegetation. We then expect, construction to start in March 2022 and for the site to be operational by December 2023.
Before we submit our plans, we’d welcome any comments from the local community. You can do this through the contact us section on the right. Please ensure that we receive your comments no later than 5pm on Friday 14 May 2021.