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Green light for Harwich’s green energy plan

[ May 15, 2024   //   ]

Tendring District Council has given the go ahead for a new green energy hub in Harwich International Port. The Hutchison Ports-owned operator was granted permission on 14 May ) to use the planned Bathside Bay Container Terminal (BBCT) platform as a green energy hub.

The facility will provide interim support for offshore wind activities while laying groundwork for future clean energy initiatives and container terminal developments.

The decision will also contribute to the advancement of Freeport East.

Councillor Ivan Henderson, TDC Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “This decision is a hugely important step for the long-awaited development of Bathside Bay, to realise the potential of Freeport East. It shows Tendring District Council helping to turn Freeport East into a reality, with the potential to bring jobs and skills opportunities and raising aspirations for our residents.”