Kilroot Gas Pipeline

This project involved obtaining planning permission for an underground gas pipeline development (approx. 3km in length) including above ground installations and associated ancillary development.

The purpose of the project is to provide a connection between the Belfast Transmission Gas Pipeline at Marshallstown and Kilroot Power Station allowing the transition from the coal fired units on site to lower carbon gas fired generation. The pipeline runs east/west across the north of Carrickfergus traversing the Townlands of Kilroot, Dobbsland, Ballyhill and Crossmary.

ISSUES ENCOUNTERED

  • Principle of development
  • Access
  • Health and safety
  • Residential amenity
  • Environmental impacts

OUR INVOLVEMENT

Gravis managed the planning application process from initial PAD meetings with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council through to decision. This included the preparation of an Environmental Statement and subsequent Addendum involving the management of a variety of specialist consultants.

Our Strategic Communications Team also managed an extensive Pre-Application Community Consultation process including public events in the locality and remote consultation techniques including a consultation answerphone service. Political engagement was also taken forward.

Services: Planning and Strategic Communications

Project Value: £15m

Details

  • Location:Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
  • Client:EP UK Investments
  • Status:Approved
  • Type:Energy Infrastructure
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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RTPI
Irish Planning Institue
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Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland