Keadby 2

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

SSE received planning consent to construct a new 710MW CCGT at Keadby near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire in 1993. The project was granted a variation to this original consent in 2016 meaning that the total output for the plant could reach 820MW. SSE is now seeking to make a further variation to this consent. Further details of this new application can be found below.

Keadby 2 proposal

SSE is seeking to amend the current planning permission for the Keadby 2 CCGT power station to increase its generating capacity to 910MW.

Information on the application can be found below.

Keadby Power Station

Our existing gas-fired power station known as Keadby 1 in North Lincolnshire, England has been operating in the local area since 1996.  It has a generation capacity of 735MW.

Please click here to view it's page.

Keadby wind farm

SSE Renewables, the renewable energy development division of SSE, acquired the Keadby wind farm project in north Lincolnshire in May 2011. The project had previously been developed by the RES Group and the 34 turbine project received planning consent in 2008. Plans for the wind farm remained unchanged and we have been consulting with the local community and stakeholders to ensure they are kept informed on the project as it progresses.

For more information please visit the project's dedicated page.

More information

2017 S36 Variation - further information

Keadby Developments Limited (owned by SSE) has made an application to the Secretary of State to vary the Keadby II consent granted on 4 November 2016 (the ‘2016 Consent’) for the construction and operation of a combined cycle gas turbine (‘CCGT’) generating station with an electrical output of up to 820 megawatts (‘MW’), on land at the existing Keadby I Power Station Site, Trent Side, Keadby, North Lincolnshire.

The Variation Application requests that the Appropriate Authority consents to vary the 2016 Consent to allow the Applicant to construct and operate a CCGT generating station with an electrical output of up to 910 MW at the Site in order to deliver higher efficiency electricity generation (the ‘Proposed Development’). The consent if granted, would also allow for a number of design changes to the Consented Development, including in relation to the location of the emissions stack, building dimensions and appearance and the removal of supplementary firing.

The documents below form the application to vary to 2016 consent:

Newspaper notice

Community newsletter

Statutory Consultee letter

Keadby 2 Application cover letter

Keadby 2 Schedule 1

Keadby 2 Original Consent

Keadby 2 2016 Consent

Keadby 2 July 2017 Tracked Consent

Keadby 2 DWD 001

Keadby 2 DWD 002

Keadby 2 DWD 003

Consolidated parameter layout plan

Condenser (cooling tower) layout 

Keadby 2 supporting statement

Keadby 2 CCGT Plant Decision Letter of November 2016

Keadby 2 CCGT Consent Variation Request - Explantatory Memorandum

Keadby 2 Suitable for publication

Single-shaft layout plan

Multi-shaft layout plan

EIA Report


Keadby 2 Historic Planning Documents