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Project Update

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).

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The decision has been made because Watt Power (the parent company of Millbrook Power) was unable to secure contracts for its two consented 299MW gas-fired generation projects (in Suffolk and in south Wales) through the Government’s recent Capacity Market Auction for future power generation (held in December 2015). If contracts are secured for these two consented projects in the Government’s next Capacity Market Auction (to be held in December 2016), Millbrook Power would look to submit a Development Consent Order application in 2017.

Both Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council, as the local planning authorities, have been notified.