The Eggborough CCGT Project

Eggborough Power Limited or ‘EPL’ is proposing to develop a new gas-fired power station on the site of its existing coal-fired power station at Eggborough near Selby in North Yorkshire. The new power station will be a combined cycle gas turbine or ‘CCGT’ plant.

Further information on EPL can be found here.

The gas-fired power station would have an output of up to 2,500 megawatts and be capable of supplying the electricity needs of around 2 million homes. A new underground gas pipeline will be constructed to the north of the station to connect the power station to the UK’s natural gas transmission network. There will also be an electrical connection made to the existing sub-station located on the power station site and water supply connections, likely to be the same as those already being used by the coal-fired power station.

Before the proposed gas-fired power station can be built EPL needs to apply for a Development Consent Order or ‘DCO’ under the Planning Act 2008 from the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The DCO application will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, a Government agency, which is responsible for administering the DCO process. Further information on the DCO process can be found at the Planning Inspectorate website.

Subject to a DCO being granted by the Secretary of State and a final investment decision by EPL, the proposed gas-fired power station, once constructed and operational, will ensure that the Eggborough Power Station site continues to make an important contribution to the security of national energy supplies and the local economy.

EPL has consulted the local community and other stakeholders on the proposals. Information on how we have consulted people can be found here.  The timescales for consultation on and submission of the application are as follows:

• Stage 1 consultation on initial options – 15 September to 14 October 2016

• Stage 2 consultation on developed proposals – 12 January to 17 February 2017

• Submission of the DCO application – 30 May 2017

• Decision by Secretary of State – autumn 2018

Should you have any questions about EPL’s proposals please contact us using the details below:

Eggborough CCGT Consultation
c/o Dalton Warner Davis LLP
21 Garlick Hill


This website will be updated with more information and relevant documents as our application progresses. Please visit again in the future to view our updates.

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