On 25th January 2019, an Environmental Permit was granted to Drax Power Limited to operate Millbrook Power Station by the Environment Agency, the statutory body that regulates industrial emissions in England.
The permit gives Millbrook Power licence to operate its proposed gas project, subject to complying with the relevant national and European directives that set the requirements for environmental protection.
The decision was reached following consultation with the public and relevant stakeholders and is another step forward in the development of the project.
A separate decision to grant a Development Consent Order for the project is expected in later this month.
Further details on the Environmental Permit granted to Millbrook Power can be found on the UK government’s website.