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Gas Storage Facilities

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which planning applications for gas storage facilities are awaiting a ministerial decision. (110513)

There are currently no applications for gas storage facilities awaiting a ministerial decision under either the Gas Act 1965 or the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. However, a public inquiry has been held into a planning application appeal for a gas storage facility in underground salt caverns in Fleetwood, Lancashire and the inspector is currently writing his report. A public inquiry into a gas storage facility at Caythorpe Gas Field in the East Riding of Yorkshire is also due to commence on 24 April 2007.