Regenerating Rugeley Power Station

The site of the former coal fired power stations in Rugeley has been an important community staple across many generations. Despite partial development of the Lea Hall Colliery and “A” power station over the past twenty years ENGIE is now progressing the final stage of development to transform the site into a sustainable, low carbon community. This community portal offers a platform for everyone to stay connected and keep informed as we progress the redevelopment of a sustainable, low carbon community.

As well as sharing our masterplan for the scheme and keeping you abreast of the latest news surrounding the

The site of the former coal fired power stations in Rugeley has been an important community staple across many generations. Despite partial development of the Lea Hall Colliery and “A” power station over the past twenty years ENGIE is now progressing the final stage of development to transform the site into a sustainable, low carbon community. This community portal offers a platform for everyone to stay connected and keep informed as we progress the redevelopment of a sustainable, low carbon community.

As well as sharing our masterplan for the scheme and keeping you abreast of the latest news surrounding the project; we invite you to share your personal anecdotes and stories of this historic site, while outlining your hopes or concerns for its future.

Here you will find progress updates, information on key events, community initiatives, interviews with key stakeholders and job opportunities among others.

Rugeley masterplan

After stopping production of Rugeley’s coal-fired power station in 2016; ENGIE announced bold plans in late 2018 to transform the site, which it owns, into a sustainable, mixed-use development of 2,300 new low carbon homes; and up to 12.36 acres of employment space.  Following feedback from an extensive community consultation period between November 2018 and April 2019, ENGIE submitted its plans and the project received outline planning approval in early 2020. 

Working in close collaboration with the community and key stakeholders, ENGIE developed a proposal which creates a new 25-hectare public Riverside Park, accommodating opportunities for walking, cycling and informal play. It also delivers enhanced areas of biodiversity and wildflower meadows whilst providing access to part of the River Trent that has been inaccessible for decades.

The new district will include a mix of properties benefitting from energy efficient technology and locally generated renewable energy.  The project also incorporates the Zero Carbon Rugeley Smart Local Energy System (ZCR SLES) design initiative which is preparing a design and business model of carbon reducing interventions across Rugeley, including retrofit and generation proposals.


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Page last updated: 07 September 2021, 17:13