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Bill Cash MP “delighted” at withdrawn application for Blythe Park Power station

 Press release 20/05/2011

Bill Cash said today:

“I am delighted to have been told that Blythe Park Power has withdrawn its application for a natural gas-fired power station on land next to Blythe Park Business Park at Draycott-in-the-Moors within my constituency.

“I pay tribute to Jacquie Leach, Darren Tranter and all the campaigners of Villagers Voice Staffordshire Moorlands who helped to fight this huge battle. I have campaigned constantly and consistently with many of my constituents since we first found out about these £400m power station proposals.

“Blythe Park Power were seeking approval from the Department of Energy & Climate Change for permission to build the station so that the station could start construction in 2013, but the Department have today sent a communication out showing that the developers have withdrawn their application.”

The e-mail from the Department of Energy & Climate Change to developer’s states:

“Thank you for your email informing the Department that BPPL has withdrawn its application for the Secretary of State’s consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 to construct a 950MW CCGT power station at Blythe Park Business Park, Cresswell. The Department has now closed your application and no further action will be taken.”

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