Planning granted for Bulwell Energy Park
June 19th, 2013
On the 19th of June 2013 the Nottingham City Council Planning Committee granted Chinook Sciences planning permission for the development of Bulwell Energy Park. The permission was granted by unanimous vote and work will now proceed on the development.
The City Council has a long-held vision to create a flagship Energy Park on the Bulwell site to boost local employment prospects and to further increase the city's energy self-sufficiency. The Energy Park vision foresaw the development of a sustainable and reliable local energy source on part of the site feeding low cost and/or secure energy to factories built on the remainder.
Chinook’s proposal is to become the sole occupier of the Energy Park site, operating their manufacturing plant alongside an expanded research and development centre and demonstrator facility which will generate the green, secure power for the site. The manufacturing side would produce equipment for Chinook''''s operations in other parts of the UK and abroad.
When fully developed, the site will employ between 200-250 people in engineering and operational roles as well as a training facility for plant personnel in Chinook’s plants throughout the world.