Celebrating our 10th Planning Success in two years

on 1 August 2023

We are pleased to secure another planning permission to add to our growing portfolio of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facilities, this time for a 60MW BESS facility at Redcote Lane, Leeds.

Situated on a brownfield site adjacent to a major substation, the BESS will provide reliable and sustainable energy storage capabilities to meet the growing demands of the region and support the transition to a low-carbon energy network. This initiative marks our third successful brownfield rejuvenation project with previous achievements in Newcastle and Glasgow, embracing our ESG strategy of a commitment to reviving former underutilised industrial sites for sustainable long-term infrastructure development.

The planning approval for the BESS was granted by Leeds City Council under delegated powers. The successful outcome reflects the meticulous planning, collaboration, and expertise invested by us and our partners throughout the entire project lifecycle.

The swift approval by the Northern Power Grid (NPG) for a near-term connection in Autumn 2024 highlights our excellent track record and reputation for delivering projects efficiently. This is despite the challenges faced in other parts of the region, such as for our site in Newcastle which is experiencing delays of over 13 years.

Neil Waterson, Head of Planning at Cambridge Power says: “We are thrilled to celebrate this significant milestone for Cambridge Power with the approval of our 10th consecutive planning success in two years. This will help to play a pivotal role in transforming the energy landscape by providing reliable, sustainable, and efficient storage capabilities. We are grateful for the support of all our consultants, including Johnson Mowat, Rossi Long, DRaW, Professional Consult and Futures Ecology in helping to achieve another positive outcome for Cambridge Power.”