A community event exhibiting the outline planning application for the Rugeley Power Station site is to be held at Mansefield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL on Thursday 4th July from 3pm to 7:30pm. This drop-in event follows the submission of an outline planning application by Rugeley Power Station owner ENGIE to both Lichfield District Council and Cannock Chase District Council. The event is being hosted by ENGIE and architect partner JTP.
The event is open to all members of the community and will provide an opportunity to find out more about the planning application, which was compiled following feedback from an extensive community consultation period between November 2018 and April 2019. More information on Rugeley Power Station site plans are available at jtp.co.uk/projects/rugeley
In November 2018, ENGIE announced that it will retain ownership and a long-term interest in the 139hectare brownfield Rugeley Power Station site. ENGIE plans to combine its unique combination of capabilities in energy, services and regeneration to lead the transformation of the former 1GW coal fired power station site into an entirely new sustainable and smart community.
At approximately 10am on 4th July 2019, the third
controlled collapse demolition event using explosives will take place at
Rugeley Power Station. The collapse will
bring down the coal sampling tower and associated conveyors and the Unit 6
Precipitators along with some ducting (pictured outlined in red below). The structures are predominantly constructed
of steel and are approximately 30m high and not easily visible off site.
To protect everyone on site and in the local area an
exclusion zone will be in place before, during and immediately after the collapse.
The exclusion zone is well within the power station boundary fence and there
will be no public access to the area or impact on the local road network.
Demolition of this section of the power station is considered to be low impact. Although the initiation and collapse may be heard off site, any noise will be over very quickly. The other main structures, including Boiler House, Chimney and Cooling Towers are scheduled for controlled collapse through the remainder of 2019 and 2020. The complete demolition of the site is expected in 2021.
Rugeley Power Station site owner ENGIE has submitted an application outlining future plans to the site’s two local district councils Cannock Chase DC and Lichfield DC.
The outline planning application has been compiled following feedback from an extensive community consultation period between November 2018 and April 2019. The application will be listed on both local authorities’ planning portals.