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ABLE Welcomes ‘Positive Messages’ for Wind Energy Developments

A Government announcement of a £100million scheme to boost Enterprise Zones has been welcomed today by Able UK—the company developing one of the country’s most important renewable energy projects on the south bank of the Humber.

Today’s announcement by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles that the funding will be available to complete key infrastructure in Enterprise Zones comes hard on the heels of the message from Prime Minister David Cameron, during his speech at the Conservative Party conference, that the Humber should become a ‘centre for clean energy’.

Said Able UK’s Group Development Director Neil Etherington “Humber Ports Port is at the heart of the country’s biggest Enterprise Zones and can be the catalyst for creating a world-class centre for renewable energy on the Humber.

“The announcement of this scheme today, coupled with the Prime Minister’s comments last week and also his recent recognition, speaking in the House of Commons, that AHP was a ‘very important investment’, is very encouraging and gives  the kind of positive messages which the international companies in the wind energy industry want to hear.

“What we now need is a decision on our plans for AHP which will enable us to turn our ambitions into reality and grasp the once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the economy of the Humber South Bank and the region as a whole.”

The Planning Inspectorate Panel which considered the AHP application recommended granting consent and the Government has said it is minded to give approval. A final decision is due by December 18.

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