Our ‘Tourism and Economic Impact Assessment for the Proposed Ryedale Gas Project’ has been submitted to North Yorkshire County Council and the North York Moors National Park Authority in support of a planning application by Moorland Energy Ltd for gas production at Ebberston, the construction of an 8km gas pipeline and a gas processing facility 2kms from the centre of Thornton-le-Dale, a tourism ‘honeypot’ in North Yorkshire.
Our work included researching existing tourism, reviewing the impacts of similar projects elsewhere, interviews with stakeholders and local tourism businesses, and calculating the likely tourism and economic impacts. The work was praised for its level of detail by NYCC.
Link to article on our report
Our independent assessment of tourism and economic impacts of a proposed underground Gas storage facility at Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire (by Wingas UK Ltd
), was used to inform a public enquiry. The work included assessing the strategic impacts, consulting tourism managers and businesses in the area, reviewing tourism expenditure data and researching the impacts of similar projects elsewhere.
Our report includes a description of the economic and other impacts of the scheme during construction and operation.
Portland Gas Ltd
asked us to advise on several aspects of the Environmental Statement that supported a successful planning application to develop the Upper Osprey Gas Storage Facility on the Isle of Portland and associated gas pipeline link to the national gas grid.
We considered the likely impacts of disruption to holiday traffic; disruption to rights of way and beach access; impacts of the image of Weymouth and the surrounding area as a tourist destination and; impacts on the 2010 Olympic Sailing venue and associated promotion of Dorset and the Jurassic Coast.