Public information day on ‘design changes’ for third power station at Sutton Bridge

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People in Sutton Bridge will get a chance to comment on a new gas-fired 1800MW power station planned for the parish.

Energy giant EDF is holding a public information day at The Curlew Centre, in Bridge Road, from 11am-3pm on Saturday, September 21.

Sutton Bridge B will power two million homes.

EDF says the power station has been redesigned since the original plans were submitted some seven years ago and it will have higher capacity and more efficient technology, giving it lower C02 emissions.

EDF spokesman Jeremy Bush said: “The UK needs a massive investment in new power stations 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 resources, including nuclear and renewables.”

South Holland District Council was a consultee on the original EDF plan in 2006, when it said it was happy with the proposal subject to a Section 106 agreement, but it never received a final go-ahead at that time from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and has now been revised.

• Villagers are fighting plans from EnergyPark Sutton Bridge for a gasifier-type power station on nearby land at Wingland.

That project has already been passed by South Holland District Council’s planning committee and is awaiting a Government decision on an environmental permit to operate.