Meetings on plans for a gas pipeline

Indicative route of proposed carbon dioxide waste underground pipeline

Indicative route of proposed carbon dioxide waste underground pipeline

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VILLAGERS living to the south of Bridlington can learn more about plans for an underground pipeline carrying carbon dioxide waste from a West Yorkshire power station to storage caverns in the North Sea.

The National Grid plans to create the link to help reduce carbon emissions from power stations and industrial plants as part of its Yorkshire and Humber carbon capture transportation and storage project.

The plan is expected to be put into practice by 2015 but at the moment the National Grid is consulting with communities along the possible pipeline route.

The route will run in a corridor from Doncaster up past Selby, then between Market Weighton and Beverley, emerging into the North Sea at a point to be decided between the south of Bridlington and Hornsea.

At this stage the National Grid is holding a series of 16 public exhibitions and consultations along the route.

Anyone interested is invited to go along to a series of public meetings. Local ones will be held at:

l Barmston and Fraisthorpe Village Hall on Monday, July 11 between 2pm and 7pm.

l Skipsea Village Hall on Wednesday, July 13 from 2pm to 7pm.

They will be seeking local views on options for the pipeline route and any associated above ground work.

This will be taken into account prior to further consultations in the autumn of 2012.

The National Grid says the pipeline could be part of a larger underground grid for more plants in the region, which together produce around 60 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, to dispose of it in this way.