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Millbrook Power shares its plans with local communities

Last Updated (June 14, 2017)

Public exhibitions held 9th to 13th June Statutory public  consultation runs until 2nd July   Around 160 people visited Millbrook Power’s exhibitions about its proposed gas-fired power project at Rookery South Pit near the villages of Stewartby and Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire. The exhibitions were held in Marston Moretaine, Stewartby, Ampthill and Lidlington, People took the opportunity […]



New images of Millbrook Power project available as part of statutory consultation

Last Updated (June 7, 2017)

Public exhibitions taking place from Friday June 9 to Monday June 13 Images showing the development from different local viewpoints will be on show at the exhibitions Local people encouraged to attend and have their say during the public consultation New images showing what a proposed gas-fired power station at Rookery South pit in Bedfordshire […]



Millbrook Power seeks local views about power station project

Last Updated (May 18, 2017)

35-day statutory public consultation starts 29th May 13,500 leaflets mailed to local homes and businesses Public exhibitions to be held: 9th to 13th June People living and working in an area near the villages of Stewartby and Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire are encouraged to have their say on proposals for a new gas-fired power station, […]



Drax Power Chief Executive: Why Britain needs rapid-response gas

Last Updated (December 19, 2016)

Nearly 45% of the UK’s power already comes from gas, mostly generated by combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants. But while CCGT plants can deliver a steady supply of baseload power and flex up and down within seconds – just like Drax Power Station does with both coal and biomass – they can’t turn […]



Drax Group Chief Executive: Our plans to build flexible power stations

Last Updated (December 6, 2016)

The energy system in Great Britain is dramatically changing. Where it was once an industry dominated by coal, a predictable but dirty fuel, now our power increasingly comes from renewables. This is a trend that will continue, forcing more coal off the system. Drax has a role in this new future of renewable power. We […]



Drax acquires Millbrook Power

Last Updated (December 6, 2016)

Drax Group plc has acquired four Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) development projects. The purchase of Millbrook Power and three other OCGT developments in England and Wales was announced today as Drax, the FTSE-250 company based in Selby, North Yorkshire, revealed its new purpose and strategy. Millbrook will be entered into future capacity market auctions once […]



Project Update

Last Updated (January 8, 2016)

Millbrook Power will not be submitting an application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate for its proposed gas-fired power generation project (on land located at Rookery South Pit) during the course of this year (2016). The decision has been made because Watt Power (the parent company of Millbrook Power) was unable to […]



Submission of DCO Application Deferred

Last Updated (March 30, 2015)

Millbrook Power Ltd (MPL) has deferred its application for a Development Consent Order to build and operate a gas-fired power generation project. The project is in a position to submit an application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate and MPL will continue to monitor market conditions to determine the appropriate time for […]



MILLBROOK POWER – MEDIA STATEMENT

Last Updated (February 9, 2015)

MILLBROOK POWER SHARES FINAL PLANS WITH LOCAL COUNCILS Ahead of its submission of an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate, Millbrook Power has shared its final plans for its power station project at Rookery South Pit with councillors from Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils, and councillors representing the parish […]



Statutory Consultation Period Ends

Last Updated (November 24, 2014)

Sunday November 16th saw the end of the 35 day statutory consultation period for the proposed Millbrook Power Project. This period was designed to attain feedback from the public and relevant organisations about the proposal. The Millbrook Power team received a range of comments from local residents, local businesses, local councillors as well as the […]


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