The redevelopment of Rugeley Power Station has been given the green light by planning chiefs at Lichfield District Council.

An artist’s impression of the redevelopment of the former Rugeley Power Station site

Regeneration specialist Engie said neighbouring local authority Cannock Chase District Council had also granted outline planning permission.

The scheme is expected to create a development of 2,300 “low carbon homes” and school.

Colin Macpherson, divisional CEO for ENGIE UK and Ireland, said:

“We have been in positive and productive communication with all the relevant local authorities and local residents for many years now as we pushed to drive forward with a powerful proposal that would enrich the local area and inject new homes, jobs and opportunities after the closure of the power station.

““We’re delighted to now be in a position where we can start to deliver on this ground-breaking development and look forward to continue working closely with the local authorities and the John Taylor Multi Academy Trust as the scheme develops.”

Colin Macpherson, ENGIE
An artist’s impression of the redevelopment of the former Rugeley Power Station site

The cooling towers at the station are expected to be demolished in June to allow the next phase of redevelopment to begin.

Diane Tilley, chief executive of Lichfield District Council, said:

“It’s really encouraging to see the progress being made with this important project.

“Much effort has been put in to ensuring a good outcome for this strategic development site from all involved and to date we are very pleased with the approach that ENGIE are taking towards its future sustainability and low carbon impact and the opportunities that it will bring to the area”

Diane Tilley, Lichfield District Council

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  1. I bought a house on the new estate by the power station in 2014. Unfortunately to safeguard our capital we’ll have to sell and move we’ll before this new development comes along as it will significantly devalue our property once new homes go on sale. Plus the roads around here are already congested so adding thousands more cars (let’s assume 1.5 cars per household on average) then the road infrastructure will become a nightmare. Shame.

  2. You bought a property underneath the towers and think by knocking them down it will decrease the value of your house !! What a clown, where you moving to now Chernobyl?

  3. Rocky, not sure who you think you are calling me a clown. Don’t even know you. Yes, property prices will de-value when the new estate is built. Confirmed by several estate agents. And no, I don’t plan on going to chernobyl, believe it not.

  4. Why will this investment and development of land that was once heavy industry cause existing property in the area to de-value? That’s not what usually happens.

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