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Consultation to begin for proposed development at Oikos storage facility

Oikos Storage will shortly begin a programme of statutory consultation for the proposed Oikos Marine South Side Development (OMSSD), at its facility on Canvey Island.

The OMSSD project forms part of an ongoing investment programme to upgrade and enhance Oikos’ operations, to ensure that the company can continue to set industry-leading safety and environmental standards. It will also to enable Oikos to future-proof, and to play a vital role in the transition to sustainable bio-fuels, that will be important as the UK prepares to become net-zero in the coming decades.

This is the second phase of consultation on the project, and will enable people to see updated proposals, to learn more about ongoing processes of environmental assessment, and importantly to give feedback on the proposals.

The proposed OMSSD project consists of the installation of additional marine infrastructure on two of the existing jetties, the construction of new storage tanks on previously occupied brown field land across the southern part of the facility, extra road loading facilities and other ancillary and supporting infrastructure.

Consultation will begin on 6th April and will run for a period of six weeks until the 18th May. To support the programme, Oikos is developing a digital engagement room, which will enable local people to access information about the project and provide feedback in one convenient location. This will be available via www.consultationspace.com/oikos-OMSSD from the start of consultation.

Tony Woodward, General Manager of Oikos Storage Ltd, said: “We at Oikos are proud to be keeping Canvey Island at the heart of the country’s fuel and transport needs as we have done for the last 80 years. The Oikos Marine South Side Development will enable us to future-proof our site by investing in new facilities and infrastructure that will ensure our area is a leading hub for green and sustainable fuels in the years to come.”

“As a facility with an established place on Canvey Island, we will continue to work with local communities and stakeholders to ensure that we are able to develop the best possible proposals. We are beginning a formal consultation process that will consider all possible impacts of the project and will enable local people to influence the plans before they are finalised. We would encourage as many people as possible to participate and to have their say.”