About the Proposed West Burton C Power Station

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

Informal Consultation

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.

Formal Consultation

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.

West Burton C Site Location

West Burton C Exhibition Details

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:

West Burton C Timeline

Key Milestones for Securing Planning Consent

West Burton Site
Spring/Summer 2017

EIA Scoping Exercise

Status: completed

5th July - 2nd Aug 2017

Informal Engagement

Status: completed

7 Sep - 16 Oct 2017

Formal Consultation

Status: currently ongoing

Winter 2017

Submission of Application for Development Consent

Status: future plans


Examination of the Application

Status: future plans


Decision by the Secretary of State

Status: future plans

Contact Us

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.

  • Address: WBC CONSULTATION (no stamp or further address required)
  • Contact Number: 0800 520 2524
  • Email: enquiries@westburtonc.co.uk
  • Media Requests: 01728 653 378 (Marjorie Barnes)
  • 24-hour Press Office Pager: 01452 652 233