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Eversheds successfully worked with Sirius Minerals on their application for a development consent order for the harbour export facility, which is now approved by the Secretary of State for Transport

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    The Department for Transport confirmed that the Secretary of State has approved its Development Consent Order (“DCO”) for the Harbour Facilities which include a new berth, ship loading facilities and the conveyor linkage to the Company’s materials handling facility at the Wilton International site. The DCO includes all the compulsory purchase powers needed to develop the Harbour Facilities. The new harbour facilities in Teesside will be the export facility for polyhalite to be mined from a new mine to be constructed near Whitby, North Yorkshire which will be linked to the material handling facility by way of a 37km long tunnel.

    The Eversheds team was led by, Morag Thomson, a partner in the Planning and Infrastructure Consenting team, the wider team included Laura Beth Hutton, Senior Associate and Sarah Wood, Associate.

    Morag Thomson, Eversheds Planning partner, comments:

    “We worked closely with Sirius Minerals and its consultant team in relation to this complex application. Having worked on all the applications required for this very large project it is very satisfying to obtain the last major consent required to authorise the project. The project will bring sizeable economic benefits to the local, regional and national economies and it is positive to see the Transport Secretary echoing these messages.”

    Chris Fraser, Managing Director and CEO of Sirius Minerals, said:

    “We’re delighted to have secured this final approval for the Project and would like to thank Eversheds for contributing towards the positive determinations of all of the planning applications and the DCO application.”


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