Around 75 people attended the first Rugeley Power Station Renaissance Forum on Wednesday 30 January 2019 in the Brereton & Ravenhill Parish Hall.
Chris Riches from ENGIE welcomed everybody and introduced the event. He also announced an upcoming site demolition update exhibition which is to be held at Rugeley Rose Theatre between 14:00 – 16:30 on Thursday 7th February 2019. Click here for more information.
Charles Campion and Graeme Phillips from JTP then presented a summary of the Community Planning Weekend outputs and explained the latest news regarding the Power Station regeneration proposals.
Following the updates and presentation, attendees split into themed groups to discuss topics including landscape, heritage and connections, design layout and the renaissance process moving forward. Each group's discussions were then reported back to all participants. A summary of the event will be posted on this webpage shortly.
Further public meetings are planned including an exhibition of the proposals for the power station site in March 2019, ahead of a planning submission later in the spring.
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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.
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, Mansefield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL
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, Mansefield House, 40 Market Street, Rugeley WS15 2JL
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.
Following the Community Planning Weekend, the ENGIE team will develop the proposals and prepare an outline planning application for submission in Spring 2019.