Energy minister Charles Hendry yesterday gave the green light to a new 53MW waste wood power station in Yoskshire.
The plant, to be built a former RAF airfield in Pollington in Yorkshire, is the 15th power station to be given consent in 2011 and will be fuelled by 360,000t of waste wood each year. This feedstock will be delivered to the site via the Aire and Calder Navigation Canal.
Developer Dalkia expects the scheme to create around 200 jobs during construction and 135 during operation.
“When it comes to big new power station projects, investors and communities need certainty,” said Hendry.