Energy giant EDF is now seeking formal Government consent to build a gas-fired power station power station at Sutton Bridge.
Plans for Sutton Bridge B – which will go next to the existing power station – were first drawn up in 2005, but the design has been updated.
A public exhibition was held in the village two months ago.
EDF’s power origination and asset development manager, Jeremy Bush, said: “It was good to have the opportunity to meet with the local community around Sutton Bridge in September and provide further information on the proposed project.
“The UK needs massive investment in new power generation to keep the lights on in the coming years. Efficient gas-fired stations can play a role in meeting that need as part of a diverse mix of energy sources, including nuclear and renewables.”
The company is aiming to secure all the necessary consents before making an “investment decision” to build the plant.