Nottingham City Council looks to develop green energy park

Nottingham City Council is looking for a private sector partner to help it develop a green energy park in a bid to stimulate jobs and about £100m investment in the area.

As part of the project on a 6.9hectare site in Bulwell, the council is looking to implement low-carbon renewable energy initiatives, with the aim of generating competitively-priced power and heat to new factories and buildings built onsite.

A Prior Information Notice (PIN) has now been released by the council to potential developers as part of the formal EU procurement process and will be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Nottingham Council portfolio holder for energy and sustainability cllr Alan Clark, said: “Over the past year, our idea for a Green Energy Park has attracted significant interest from Nottingham-based companies as well as national and international organisations across the energy, waste, construction and technology sectors.

“Releasing the PIN is a key step in ensuring something finally happens to this overgrown site and will support our ongoing discussions with interested parties to ensure we realise our aim of creating sustainable employment opportunities.”

Carys Matthews

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