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Emsrayne’s Lea Bank Energy Park (LBEP) – formerly known as Chiltern Green Energy Park (CGEP)
We know of a proposal by a Bedfordshire-based developer, Emsrayne Ltd, to submit a major planning application for a large incinerator plant on green belt land owned by the Luton Hoo estate and situated on the Lower Harpenden Road at East Hyde. Kinsbourne Green and north Harpenden lie within a 1.5 – 2 mile radius of the site with central/southern Harpenden being largely in the 2 – 4 miles radius. The planning application is expected to be submitted in September 2018 and will be under the jurisdiction of Central Bedfordshire Council.
Harpenden Rural Parish Council has registered its interest in the scheme and will be seeking engagement in the planning process. In the meantime, all Harpenden residents are encouraged to find out more about the proposal; shown here are the websites for both the developer and a campaign group.