Meeting to discuss £3bn AI data centre plans

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An artist's impression of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) data centre

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A parish council is holding a meeting later to discuss plans for a £3bn AI data centre.

The development would be built on land close to the A160 Habrough Roundabout in Immingham.

South Killingholme Parish Council will host the meeting at 19:00 BST at its community centre.

As well as North Lincolnshire Council representatives, developer Greystoke Land will be present.

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The proposals for the site include three large data centre buildings, a horticultural glass house and office space

The application documents suggest Humber Tech Park could bring 370 full-time jobs to the area and thousands more during construction, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The scheme includes a proposed horticultural glasshouse up to 33ft (10m) high, which will be heated using excess heat from the data centre.

The three buildings would be capable of holding 384MW of IT load and it would be one of the largest data centres in Europe.

More than 80 comments have been made on the application with several village residents highlighting concerns over traffic, noise, pollution and loss of agricultural land.

Councillor Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, previously said: "This is a generational level of investment in the area and, if approved, would be a magnet for attracting other high-tech businesses.

"The jobs would be highly skilled and highly paid with many more employed during the construction phase."

North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee will decide the fate of the application, but the parish council can include their arguments in favour and against the plans.

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