Logo INEOS Enterprises Stublach (Storengy) underground gas storage facility and compressor plant Stublach, Cheshire

Overview

INEOS Enterprises sought planning permission for an underground (28 salt cavity) gas storage facility and above ground compressor plant in open countryside. The proposal required salt solution mining of unexploited salt reserves, was contrary to development plan policies and was strongly opposed on environmental impact grounds.

Strategy

We structured and promoted a planning application accompanied by an environmental statement. We structured an environmental impact strategy to mitigate all impacts to acceptable levels and dealt with policy objections by structuring an energy security of supply case. The local planning authority granted planning permission and hazardous substances consent. 

Outcome

We further assistedINEOS Enterprises in the sale of this UK plc. infrastructure to Gaz De France.  The planning permission has been implemented. The facility is now owned by Storengy and is known as the Stublach Gas Storage Facility.

Client Comment

‘Thank you for your valued assistance from project feasibility through to achievement of planning permission.’ 

Ian Barlow: Project Manager

For further information

Please contact Paul Zyda

e: paulzyda@zydalaw.com or t: 01789 413 949