EDF Energy is developing proposals for a new gas-fired peaking plant power station of up to 299 megawatts (MW) at the existing West Burton Power Station Site, to be known as West Burton C.
EDF Energy invests in a wide range of energy technologies to meet the United Kingdom’s future demand for electricity. With the growth of renewable generation, the ability to meet short periods of peak demand and/or shortfalls in electricity production and provide technical services to the National Grid with flexible generation is increasingly important. EDF Energy will be seeking consent to construct a 299MW gas-fired power station to meet these needs. Once operational it would provide generation at the times when requirements arise, therefore it would not run continuously.
Consultation Stages for West Burton C
EDF Energy undertook informal consultation between 5 July and 2 August 2017. The proposals have been informed by feedback from the informal consultation, as well as ongoing engagement with stakeholders, technical work and environmental studies. The key points of feedback received are detailed in the newsletter which can be found under 'Consultation Documents' on this webpage.
The formal consultation launches on 7 September until 16 October 2017 and will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the proposals and Preliminary EnvironmentaI Information Report (PEI Report). All feedback will be used to inform further activities in preparing our application for development consent, which we anticipate submitting to the Planning Inspectorate in early 2018.
For informal consultation, EDF Energy held one exhibition at Sturton Hall in Sturton-le-Steeple on Saturday 8 July 2017.
During the formal consultation, EDF Energy are holding three exhibitions in villages within the Consultation Zone. The details of these are set out below:
Thursday 14 September 2017 (2pm to 7pm) at Sturton Hall (Sturton Hall, Brickings Way, Sturton-le-Steeple, DN22 9HY);
Friday 15 September 2017 (2pm to 7pm) at Beckingham Village Hall (Southfield Lane, Beckingham, DN10 4QA);
Saturday 16 September 2017 (10am to 3pm) at Knaith Park Village Hall (79 Willingham Road, Gainsborough, DN21 5ET).
- WBC Informal Exhibition Boards July 2017 (pdf)
- WBC Informal Newsletter July 2017 (pdf)
- WBC Press Release September 2017 (pdf)
- WBC Statement of Community Consultation September 2017 (pdf)
- WBC EIA Scoping Report (pdf)
- WBC EIA Scoping Opinion (pdf)
- WBC Formal Newsletter September 2017 (pdf)
- WBC Formal Exhibition Boards September 2017 (pdf)
- WBC Preliminary Environmental Information Report (Vol I)
- WBC Preliminary Environmental Information Report (Vol II)
- WBC Preliminary Environmental Information Report (Vol III)
- WBC Preliminary Environmental Information Report (Non-Technical Summary)
- WBC Public Notice September 2017 (pdf)
If you wish to provide us with any initial views at this stage we would welcome this in writing (either by post or email) or by using the contact numbers below. Please contact us with any questions or comments by 5pm on Monday 16 October 2017.
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