About 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 UK’s need for electricity. With the growth of renewable generation, the ability to meet short periods of peak demand with flexible generation is increasingly important. EDF Energy will be seeking planning consent to construct a gas-fired power station to meet this demand on land adjacent to the existing power stations at West Burton. Once operational it would be ideally suited to provide electricity at times of peak demand.

Consultation Stages for West Burton C

We begin our informal stage of consultation on 5 July 2017, to give you the opportunity to look through the proposals and ask any questions you may have at this early stage. If you wish to provide us with any initial views at this early stage we would welcome this in writing (either by post or email) by 2 August 2017.  Alternatively, please visit us at our exhibition on Saturday 8 July where our project team will be available to answer your questions (please see details below).

This will be followed by a formal stage of consultation in the Autumn when you can provide feedback and comment on the Proposed Development, to help develop further the proposals.

West Burton C Site Location

West Burton C
Informal Consultation


Exhibition Date: Saturday 8 July 2017
Where: Sturton Hall, Brickings Way, Sturton Le Steeple, DN22 9HY
Time: 10:00-15:00

Consultation Documents

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: currently ongoing

Autumn 2017

Formal Consultation

Status: future plans

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 early 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 Wednesday 2 August 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