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The Humber LEP welcomes the decision to approve planning for the Able Marine Energy Park hailing it as the unlocking of the potential to improve the competitiveness of the estuary in the offshore wind sector.

The site in Immingham is part of the UK’s largest Enterprise Zone with the potential to create up to 4,000 jobs.

Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said:

“We have supported the project throughout the planning process and are delighted that it has been approved.  This decision could see the transformation of our capacity to supply the needs of the offshore wind sector and improve the competitiveness of the estuary.

“Investment in offshore wind has seen new confidence in the past few weeks and we will continue to work with Able UK and other Humber partners to support the sector to invest here, where the offshore renewables offer is world class.

“The Able Marine Energy Park is our largest enterprise zone site and a critical part of our plans for growing the Humber as the UK’s energy estuary. Now that it has been approved I want to see the project get underway without any further delays.”

Release from Able UK:

Energy Park Decision ‘will transform future of the Humber” says Able Chief