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 2,200 megawatts and will be powered by natural gas taken from the National Transmission System.

Stage 2 Consultation NOW UNDERWAY

Following the initial stage of consultation in March/April 2018, the project team has developed the project proposals further. The second stage of public consultation begins on 12 November and ends at 5pm on 17 December 2018.

Under the 'Stage 2 Consultation' tab below you can view

  • Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC), describing the consultation methods SSE are adopting
  • SoCC and S48 notices as displayed in newspapers which include details of public venues where the consultation documents can be inspected
  • Newsletters and posters circulated locally
  • Exhibition Banners
  • Frequently asked questions document
  • Online feedback form
  • Press Release
  • Preliminary Environmental Information Report, including a Non Technical Summary and figures (maps/plans)

SSE are also holding a series of drop-in events. You are invited to visit any of these to view our proposals and speak with the project team:

Date Location Time
Thursday 15 November Fairburn Community Centre, North Road, Fairburn, WF11 9LA Between 14:00 - 20:00
Friday 16 November Cricket Pavilion, Ferrybridge Power Station, Stranglands Land, Knottingley, WF11 8RA Between 14:00 - 20:00
Saturday 17 November Monk Fryston Hall Hotel, Main Street, Monk Fryston, LS25 5DU Between 09:30 - 12:30
Wednesday 21 November Cricket Pavilion, Ferrybridge Power Station, Stranglands Land, Knottingley, WF11 8RA Between 14:00 - 19:00
Thursday 22 November Cricket Pavilion, Ferrybridge Power Station, Stranglands Land, Knottingley, WF11 8RA Between 14:00 - 19:00
Friday 23 November Airedale Library, The Square, Airedale, Castleford, WF10 3JJ Between 12:00 - 16:00


Feedback can be provided via an online form, by writing to the email address below, or using the paper feedback form available at our events or inspection locations. All feedback must be received by 5pm on 17 December 2018.

Following this second stage of consultation, SSE will consider the responses received and carry out any remaining technical studies then finalise its proposals. The DCO application will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate during Q1/Q2 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

Stage 1 consultation - March 2018 (now ended)

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 consultation 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. 

Stage 2 consultation - November 2018 (now underway)


PEIR Documents

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.