Pendragon leads successful campaign for new biomass facilities at Drax
18th January 2012
Drax Power has received planning permission to construct a massive new biomass facility on land currently used to store coal at the UK’s largest power station. Pendragon PR had instigated a community consultation programme and organised public exhibitions for the proposal in July 2011.
Plans to build a rail receipt, handling and storage facility for biomass were unanimously given the thumbs up by Selby District Council’s planning committee at its meeting on 7 December 2011.
Drax Power Station already produces energy from biomass alongside coal, with a co-firing capacity of 500 megawatts, enough to provide 12.5 per cent of the power station’s output. On average, Drax generates enough power to meet 7% of the nation’s electricity needs.
Pendragon’s Richard Bowen said: “We’ve successfully helped Drax with three major planning applications in the last two years including two 300MW biomass plant applications. We have an excellent track record with biomass schemes and would be pleased to discuss additional projects with other developers.”