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Humber marine energy park plans go on view to public

Residents are getting the chance to have their say on plans for a £400m wind turbine manufacturing site on the south bank of the Humber.

Developer Able UK said the marine energy park at Killingholme in North Lincolnshire would create 4,000 jobs.

If given the go-ahead, the site would be a major player in the offshore wind energy industry.

As part of the planning process, Able UK is holding a series of public consultation days at local venues.

Able UK director Neil Etherington said: "We are putting our money where our mouth is.

"This whole application process, culminating with an application for infrastructure planning permission at the end of May, will cost about £9m.

"That is purely speculative but clearly done on the basis of knowledge and market intelligence."

The plan is to construct a new quay and deep water port facilities to support the offshore renewable energy industry.

The scheme proposes facilities for the manufacturing, commissioning and installation of offshore wind turbines.

It would involve the reclamation of 136 acres of land from the Humber estuary and the development of 605 acres of land onshore.

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