INEOS power station consultation
Hugely important your voice is heard, as INEOS are having a public consultation about a new Power Station. We hope you can attend, and must make sure that Ineos are reminded that Bo’ness Road – the A904 – must remain open. The consultation is on 29th August, Bo’ness Recreation Centre from 3pm to 8.30pm.
In their correspondence, a representative from INEOS wrote:
We are working hard to ensure a sustainable future at Grangemouth. We have transformed our business from bankruptcy to profit, from ‘surviving to thriving’ and it is now rooted on a fiscally sound basis, driven by recent £450m investments. The construction of our business HQ and completion of the ethane supply project are testament to that commitment, as is our clearing of old and outdated equipment and buildings that will pave the way for new investment. INEOS recently announced it intends to increase the ethylene manufacturing capacity of its cracker facilities at Grangemouth and Rafnes to over one million tonnes each.
We recognise that our investment plans for the site and the potential closure of a section of the Bo’ness Road will have implications for the residents and businesses of Grangemouth and Bo’ness. The on-going and subsequent investment in terms of jobs, security and economic opportunity we trust will be welcomed. Local concerns about traffic and bus routes are being addressed with a range of mitigation measures and road improvements. We have consulted on these as part of the planning process.
We firmly believe that removing public access along a segment of road that bisects the site is in the interests of safety and security. It also enables Grangemouth as a single site to better attract inward and third party investment, developing fully the potential of the site and benefitting INEOS, local businesses and the local area.