Planning permission to build a hydrogen refuelling station in east London approved

Hydrogen London partner, ITM Power announced today that they have been granted planning permission to construct a hydrogen refuelling station (HRS) at The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) on the A13.

Havering Borough Council have permitted ITM to construct a HRS at the CEME site in Rainham, east London. The Group currently has £10.46m of projects under contract and a further £5.71m of contracts in the final stages of negotiation.

Planning permission for the station was awarded within eight weeks from submission and received zero objections, demonstrating that it is becoming easier to gain permission for hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the UK. The station will be deployed as part of the HyFIVE project (funded by the FCH JU) and will open to the public in spring 2016.

CEME is a world-class research, skills, education and business campus and is situated on the A13 in Rainham, close to both Canary Wharf and the M25 providing an opportunity to refuel for numerous drivers. Part of a £400m regeneration programme in east London, CEME was established in 2003 to provide skills, create jobs and businesses that are revitalising London’s industrial heartland.

Dr Graham Cooley, CEO, ITM Power, commented:ITM are pleased to announce the decision by Havering Borough Council to grant planning permission for a hydrogen refuelling station at CEME, this is a key step in rolling out refuelling infrastructure in east London