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Forthcoming examination hearings regarding Drax Repower planning permission

Earlier this year, Drax’s application for planning permission (known as a Development Consent Order or DCO) for the Drax Repower project was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

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If approved, the application would enable us to repower up to two existing coal-fired generating units (Units 5 and 6) at Drax Power Station with new gas turbines as well as build new battery storage and associated development.

Following a preliminary hearing on 1 October in Goole Leisure Centre, which interested parties were able to attend, the Inspectorate’s examination officially commenced on 4 October.

As part of this process, a number of hearings will take place in early December focusing on different aspects of the project.

These are as follows:

  • Tuesday 4 December
    • Open Floor Hearing, 3pm
  • Wednesday 5 December
    • Issue Specific Hearing, 10am
  • Thursday 6 December
    • Issue Specific Hearing, 10am (DCO only)
    • Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, 2pm

A notice informing the public of these hearings has been placed in the Selby & Goole Times.

For more information on these hearings please contact the Case Manager for this application, Michele Smith, through the following:

  • Post: National Infrastructure Planning, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol BS1 6PN
  • Email: [email protected]