Residents near Rugeley Power Station had recently been
informed of a scheduled use of explosives at the site to demolish a section of
metal ductwork, due to take place at the end of April.
We inform local residents that this scheduled demolition
will now be postponed due to a bird’s nest on the structure. We are working
closely with and on the advice of our ecologist to establish a new date of
demolition once the animals have naturally moved on which is expected in the
The ductwork is separate to, and is not expected to impact
demolition of the four cooling towers which are scheduled for controlled
collapse on 6th June.
ENGIE, owner of the Rugeley Power Station site, has been
granted outline planning permission from Cannock Chase District Council and
Lichfield District Council, for the significant redevelopment of Rugeley Power
After three years of extensive community engagement and
planning, ENGIE will now progress plans to transform the former coal-fired
Power Station site, which it owns, into a sustainable, mixed-use development of
2,300 new low carbon homes with a low carbon all through school.
With outline planning now confirmed, ENGIE will be able to
make headway with infrastructure and remediation work, while progressing the
Read the full update on the ENGIE UK website.