Dane Valley Community Energy Limited 21885 Hydro Electric Power Consultation

Closed 8 Feb 2018

Opened 11 Jan 2018


We are seeking your comments on an application received from Dane Valley Community Energy Limited.

Dane Valley Community Energy Limited has applied to the Environment Agency for a licence.

The application is for a licence to abstract water from the River Dane at Havannah Weir, Congleton at National Grid Reference (NGR) SJ 86895 64700 to transfer it to a new channel before returning to the River Dane immediately downstream of the weir. The HEP turbine is housed within the channel.

The application is to abstract water all year at the following rates:

  • 9,000 cubic metres an hour
  • 216,000 cubic metres a day
  • 53,362,800 cubic metres a year
  • At an instantaneous rate not exceeding 2,500 litres per second.

The water will be used to generate hydro-electric power (HEP) before returning to the River Dane immediately downstream of the weir at National Grid Reference (NGR) SJ 86860 64675.

This consultation is closed and the permit has been granted. If you wish to view the application documents, please contact the Permitting Support Centre. You can find the contact details at the top of this page.


  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Academics
  • The nuclear industry
  • All water abstractors
  • Environment Agency customers
  • Net fishing license holders
  • River based salmon angling owners/fishing clubs/organisations
  • Individual migratory salmonid licence holders
  • Business that buy salmon/supported by salmon net and rod fishing
  • Angling trade contacts
  • National based fishery, conservation and landowner organisations
  • Government family organisations
  • IDBs
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • Farming associations
  • Drainage associations
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups
  • Metal recycling trade associations and site operators
  • Operators
  • UK Border Force


  • Water resources