ABP tables petitions to pave the way for compromise on the Able Marine Energy Park

February 28, 2014

Over recent weeks, ABP has been working with Able UK to identify ways in which Able's AMEP and ABP's IWDJ projects can proceed alongside each other without damaging the job creation opportunities presented by both projects and the other benefits both projects can bring to the region and beyond.

ABP, supported by its professional advisers, believes that such a solution is eminently achievable and that the joint use of the Special Parliamentary Procedure by both ABP and Able to amend the consent is the most efficient way of delivering the maximum benefit to the region. Thus far, however, we have been unable to reach agreement with Able on this approach but we intend to continue to work towards a solution.

So today, we have filed two petitions with Parliament. The first reflects our preference that both projects be delivered to the maximum benefit of the Humber region. A second back-up petition against the Secretary of State's decision in general has also been filed which we would only expect to pursue if we cannot reach an agreement with Able that permits us to promote the IWDJ development alongside AMEP. We look forward to withdrawing it at the earliest opportunity.

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