Go-ahead for Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Power Station

Go-ahead for Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Power StationThe Ferrybridge Mutlifuel 2 (FM2) Power Station was given the go-ahead this week by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.

The proposed multifuel power station will have a capacity of up to 90 MWe Gross, capable of producing low carbon electricity and heat primarily through waste derived fuel.

The site is located within the site of Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station, Stranglands Lane, Knottingley, West Yorkshire.

The decision follows an examination process completed within the statutory timescales laid down in The Planning Act 2008 (as amended by The Localism Act 2011). It is the 9th power station examined by the Planning Inspectorate to gain development consent.

Following a six month examination during which the public, statutory consultees and interested parties were given the opportunity to give evidence to the Examining Authority, a recommendation was made to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 29 July 2015.

The Planning Inspectorate’s interim Chief Executive, Steve Quartermain, said:“The decision announced today supports the recommendation made by the Planning Inspectorate and is the 43rd application for a nationally significant infrastructure project to be examined.”

A major priority for us over the course of the examination was to ensure that communities who might be affected by this proposal had the opportunity to put forward their views. As always, the Examining Authority gave careful consideration to these before reaching its conclusion.”

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