David Brock, planning and environmental partner at Herbert Smith, led the team which advised BG Storage in the planning inquiry into its proposals to store gas in salt cavities to be created in the ground below Aldbrough in Yorkshire. The project, estimated to be worth u80-u100m, will assist in the liberalisation of the gas market, as well as ensuring that adequate gas supplies are provided in severe winter conditions. A similar scheme by InterGen on a neighbouring site was recently refused. Clifford Chance acted for InterGen.