Millbrook Power’s application for Development Consent Order accepted for examination

Millbrook Power (a subsidiary business of Drax Group) has been notified by the Planning Inspectorate that its application for a development consent order (DCO) has been accepted for examination.

The application had been submitted on 23rd October 2017.

The application is for development consent to construct, operate and maintain a gas fired peaking power generation plant of up to 299 Megawatts (MW) and associated electrical and gas connections on land at the former clay extraction pit, Rookery South, near Stewartby in Bedfordshire.

A copy of the application form and its accompanying documents, plans and maps (including the draft DCO and the Environmental Statement) are available until Friday 19th January 2018 for inspection free of charge at the following places:

  • Marston Vale Forest Centre
    Station Road, Marston Moretaine, Bedford, MK43 0PR
  • Central Bedfordshire Council Office
    Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ
  • Bedford Borough Council’s Customer Service Centre
    2 Horne Lane, Bedford, MK40 1RA

The application form and its accompanying documents, plans and maps are also available to view online through the Planning Inspectorate’s website and on a dedicated page of the Millbrook Power website.

Organisations and/or individuals who wish to register a representation and interest in the examination process that will take place next year (the details and dates of the examination process have yet to be confirmed) can do so via the Planning Inspectorate’s website, giving notice of any interest in, or objection to, the application.

Please note that representations or responses must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 11.59pm on Friday 19thJanuary 2018. All representations will be made public by the Planning Inspectorate.

A formal notice explaining that the project has been accepted for examination, where the application documents can be inspected and how people can make a representation has been published in local and national newspapers and placed at various locations around the Site. This notice complies with Section 56 of the Planning Act 2008 and a copy of the notice can be found in the documents section of this website.

Further information on the application can be obtained by visiting or by contacting Millbrook Power on 0131 550 3380 or via [email protected].