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Client Peel Environmental
Turley office Manchester
Status Ongoing. Planning permission granted.
LPA Cheshire West and Chester Council

Protos - creating an energy and innovation hub

Our role

  • Protos is a resource recovery park being developed in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The park, once fully developed, will extend to over 100 hectares and comprise a Biomass Renewable Energy Plant, a 49MW energy from waste plant, a broad range of industrial developments and multi-modal infrastructure. It will be the largest development of its kind in the UK.
  • Our role has been to navigate successfully the planning regime for what has been a very contentious proposal. The project is highly technical and complex, addressing issues of air quality, landscape capacity, sustainability and economic impact.
  • We have, and continue to provide expert advice on planning, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and economic matters.


  • We have secured the necessary consents to enable development to proceed, including the overall outline planning permission, separate full planning permissions, and various amendments to existing consents.
  • It is now recognised as one of the largest transformational projects in the north, being identified in the Northern Powerhouse Investment Opportunities Portfolio.
  • We are now working with the client, Peel Environmental, to explore how the park can be extended and act as a catalyst for wider transformational activity in this area. The aspiration is to create a hub of energy, innovation and industry, with unrivalled links to research, facilities and infrastructure.


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