Former coal-fired power station to low carbon homes: The Greenlight has been given to ENGIE to transform coal-fired power station site in Staffordshire into a mixed-use development of 2,300 new low carbon homes and a school.
Planning permission has been granted by Cannock Chase District Council and Lichfield District Council for the plan will see that the Rugeley Power Station site gets a second life.
They plans to start with remediation and infrastructure work at the north of the development, which is where the old coal yards located.
The cooling towers of the power station are due to be demolished on 6th June – the remediation work is expected to start in May and is projected to finish in the winter of 2022.
The development of infrastructure is set to begin in the autumn.
“We have been in positive and productive communication with all the relevant local authorities and local residents for many years now; as we pushed to drive forward with a powerful proposal that would enrich the local area and inject new homes, jobs and opportunities after the closure of the power station.” said Colin Macpherson, Divisional Chief Executive Officer for ENGIE UK & Ireland.
Bob Kean, Interim Managing Director for Cannock Chase Council said: “As we recover from the pandemic the development of the former power station site becomes hugely significant for us.
“It is one of our main economic objectives in our new corporate plan and will help us realise our ambition to be a carbon-neutral district by 2030.”
Former coal-fired power station to low carbon homes