Millbrook Power shares its plans with local communities

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.

  • Public exhibitions held 9th to 13th June
  • Statutory public  consultation runs until 2nd July  

People took the opportunity to learn more and offer comment about the Project, as well as meet members of the Millbrook Power team and representatives of Drax Group, the owners of the Millbrook Power Project.  Among those who visited the exhibitions were councillors from Central Bedfordshire Council and local parish councils.

At the four exhibitions, Millbrook Power displayed images of the Project from different viewpoints in the area, and highlighted the main findings of its Preliminary Environmental Information Report.

Once the period of statutory consultation ends on 2nd July, Millbrook Power will consider the feedback that it has received at the exhibitions and received via email/post and phone, will finalise its environmental and technical studies and will continue to work closely with Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils. Millbrook will also keep local parish councils and other relevant parties in the near vicinity of the project site fully informed.

Details of the project, the exhibitions and the period of consultation were published in a leaflet mailed to 13,500 homes and businesses in the area, and were featured in the local press, and on radio and TV.  In addition, posters about the exhibitions were displayed in the area, in local parish newsletters and on social media.

Millbrook Power is aiming to submit its application for a Development Consent Order to the Planning Inspectorate before the end of this year. Subject to the outcome of the consenting and financing processes, the Project could enter commercial operation in 2022.