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 an exhaust stack that is 25m high, 5m 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. Following the consultation we carried out with our site neighbours and the local community we have now submitted this application. It includes comprehensive environmental and design assessments, which look at landscape, views, noise, air quality, historic environment, ecology, water environment and transport.
You can view the application on the Council’s website. If you have any questions about our planning application please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
If the planning application is granted, we are expecting to start work on site by late summer/early autumn 2021 when 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.