Ferrybridge D CCGT

  • Category: Thermal
  • Energy type: Gas
  • Project type: Project

SSE Generation Limited is proposing to submit an application for a Development Consent Order to construct and operate a new build Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station on land at the existing Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station Site.

The project, known as Ferrybridge D CCGT Project, will have a generating capacity of circa 2,000 megawatts and will be powered by natural gas taken from the National Transmission System.

Ferrybridge D CCGT Expected timescales:

Following the initial stage of consultation in March 2018, the project team will undertake ongoing work to consider and develop options for the project.  Further public consultation will take place in Q4 2018. Following this, consideration of consultation responses and finalisation of the proposal will take place. The DCO application will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate during Q1 2019. During Q2/Q3 of 2019 the Planning Inspectorate will examine the application, which will be undertaken in public. We expect a decision to be made by the Secretary of State in Q2/Q3 2020. Following a final investment decision by SSE, construction could begin in 2021. Construction would take around 3 years, meaning that the power station could be operational in 2024.

For further information on the application process, please visit: www.infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/application-process/the-process”.      

Contact Details

Jade Fearon
Project Liaison Manager
T: 01724 788236
M: 07584313526
E: Ferrybridged@sse.com

More Information

Press Releases

New Gas Fired Power Station proposed at Ferrybridge

08 January 2018

SSE will begin consultation for a new gas fired power station at the Ferrybridge ‘C’ site over the coming weeks. Proposals for the new plant, which will be known as Ferrybridge ‘D’ CCGT and will have a generating capacity of up to 2,000MW, are being put forward as part of re-development at the site.

SSE, which owned and operated the coal fired Ferrybridge ‘C’ power station up until its closure in March 2016, is in the early stages of the development of this new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station. Pre-application consultation events are being planned for the local area giving members of the community the opportunity to view the proposals and provide feedback on the plans.

Jim Lawrie, Project Development Manager for SSE said: ‘The Ferrybridge ‘C’ coal station played a key part in delivering the energy needed to support supply for the UK for over 50 years. The development of a new power station at the site marks the next step in our commitment to invest in the area. We look forward to engaging with local stakeholders throughout our consultation for this new development.’

SSE, which also owns a 50 per cent share in the Ferrybridge Multifuel 1 and 2 projects located on land adjacent to the C station site, is currently finalising plans to commence demolition of the decommissioned C station with work expected to commence during 2018.

Public exhibitions for the proposed new development are due to be held in the local area over the coming weeks. During these sessions, local people will have the opportunity to find out more about the proposed project. As part of the consultation, members of the public will be able to talk with the development team and comment on the proposals, which will then feed into the final plans and designs. More information about these events will be publicised in due course.

For more information please visit  www.sse.com/ferrybridgeD

Any questions should be directed to SSE on 0345 076 0530 or media@sse.com

Informal Consultation March 2018

Consultation events

Consultation strategy documents

Please find below the consultation materials that will be presented at the events held in March 2018.

Consulation boards

You can read our frequently asked questions document here and find the informal consultaion feedback form here. 

You can submit comments on our proposals. All comments must be received by Monday 16 April 2018

Comments can be submitted by:



Ferrybridge D Project
Ferrybridge ‘C’ Power Station
Ferrybridge Power Station
Stranglands Lane
WF11 8RA

If you wish to be kept informed about the project, please let us know and provide us with contact details so that we can contact you. 

Community Liaison Group

Please find below the minutes taken at the Ferrybridge site Community Liaison Group, which meets quarterly. The group is made up of representatives from across the local community, including ward and parish councillors and organised community groups, as well as bodies such as the Environment Agency and Police, as well as site project teams.