Doncaster gas pipeline plans under scrutiny

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Public exhibitions will be held in Doncaster this week and next to allow local people to learn more about the proposed Thorpe Marsh Gas Pipeline scheme.

The first will be in the Assembly Hall, Dentons Green Lane, Kirk Sandall, on Friday, November 8, from 3pm to 7pm, and the second on Saturday, November 16, at the same venue from 12pm to 6pm, when staff will be available to discuss the first stage of the community consultation period, which lasts until December 14.

The Thorpe Marsh gas pipeline will be an 18km long buried gas pipeline running from Camblesforth, near Selby, to Barnby Dun.

Prime Minister David Cameron announced two years ago the approval of 1,500 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine power station to be built at Thorpe Marsh by Acorn Power Developments at a cost of £984 million.

In order to supply the proposed power station with a fuel gas supply, a new high pressure gas transmission pipeline is required, linking the proposed power station with the National Transmission System.

It is classed as a major infrastructure project and an application for consent will need to be made to the Secretary of State for the Environment.