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.

Formal Consultation

The formal consultation closed on Monday 16 October 2017. Thank you to all those who commented at this stage. We are now analysing the feedback, which will inform our proposals and assessments that will form part of our application for development consent, which we anticipate submitting to the Planning Inspectorate in early 2018.

Next Steps

Stakeholders will be notified once the application for development consent has been submitted and this website will be kept up to date in terms of further milestones.

West Burton C Site Location

Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions or comments using the contact details below:

  • Address: WBC CONSULTATION (no stamp or further address required)
  • Contact Number: 0800 520 2524
  • Email: enquiries@westburtonc.co.uk
  • Media Requests: 01524 863 565 (Martyn Butlin)
  • 24-hour Press Office Pager: 01452 652 233

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: completed

Q1 2018

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