In January 2020 the local planning authorities made a resolution to grant permission for the scheme subject to fulfilment of conditions.
Rugeley Power Station site owner ENGIE submitted an outline planning application for the site, which has been compiled following feedback from an extensive community consultation period between November 2018 and April 2019.
The full outline planning application had been submitted to and registered by both Lichfield District Council (application reference number 19/00753/OUTMEI) and Cannock Chase District Council (application reference number CH/19/201) and can be viewed on via both council’s websites.
In 2016 Rugeley Power Station ceased production of electricity to the National Grid and created the opportunity to deliver an exciting new future for the site through a mixed-use development. Site owner ENGIE - a leading energy, services and regeneration company - is committed to working closely with the local community and appointed architects and urban designers JTP to facilitate the Community Planning Weekend.
Community Planning Weekend - Friday 30 November and Saturday 01 December 2018
Over 400 people took part during the Rugeley Power Station Community Planning Weekend process to help shape a Vision for the future of this important site and its relationship with Rugeley.
The Community Planning Weekend was an opportunity to share local knowledge and contribute to shaping the new Vision through facilitated workshops and hands-on planning groups. There was also an exhibition explaining the background of the site. Participation was on a drop-in basis and team members were on hand to answer questions.
Report Back Presentation - Tuesday 04 December 2018
After the public workshop days, the team analysed and summarised the outcomes to draw up a Vision for the Power Station site, including an illustrative masterplan. This was presented back to the local community on Tuesday 4 December at Mansefield House.
Rugeley Power Station Renaissance Forum - Wednesday 30 January 2019
Around 75 people attended the first Rugeley Power Station Renaissance Forum to hear the latest updates about the Power Station regeneration and to discuss how the community can continue to be involved in shaping the future.
Rugeley Power Station Regeneration Exhibitions and Renaissance Forum - 20, 22 & 23 March 2019
These events included an exhibition of the latest iteration of the proposals for the site at three different locations where the community were able to ask questions and submit feedback. In addition, the Renaissance Forum was held at the Rugeley Rose Theatre on Wednesday 20 March 2019.
Rugeley Power Station Outline Planning Application Exhibition - Thursday 4 July 2019
Around 75 people from the local community attended the Outline Planning Application Exhibition for the Rugeley Power Station site to view the submitted proposals.
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