Special meeting arranged to decide on application for electric arc furnace

A planning meeting has been called to discuss British Steel’s application to build an electric arc furnace on its Scunthorpe site.

It will be held at 2pm on 30 April 2024 at Church Square House, in Scunthorpe.

Councillor Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The council’s planning committee will discuss the application for an electric arc furnace at a special meeting next week. 

“It would be inappropriate for me to comment on individual planning applications, the process is independent of my role.  

“The council, along with local MP Holly Mumby-Croft, are continuing to work with the Government to protect jobs and steel making in Scunthorpe. 

“We are continuing to work with British Steel to develop 300-acres of surplus land at the steelworks to harness new technology and create green jobs.

“Master planning is underway to attract high-paid and high-skilled jobs to the area – using new technologies to create green industry.

“There is a massive opportunity to create something new, attracting innovative technology companies here to Scunthorpe on an underdeveloped site of industrial heritage.

“At the same time as working on this plan we continue to do all we can to protect jobs on the Scunthorpe site.”