Progress Power Meets with Local Parish Councillors

Progress Power, the developer of the proposed gas-fired power station project at Eye Airfield, and officials from the Planning Inspectorate yesterday (22nd January) met with representatives of local Parish Councils, District Councillors and one of the Suffolk County Councillors for the area as well as representatives of Common Concern and the Suffolk Preservation Society.  The meeting took place in Scole, and was chaired by Derek Haley, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council.

The main purpose of the meeting was to provide information on the Planning Inspectorate’s procedures to examine Progress Power’s Project and how the local community and their representatives can feed into that process.  In addition, Progress Power outlined to the meeting the various initiatives that it has undertaken over the past nine months to share its plans with people in the vicinity of the proposed site.  These have included a series of public exhibitions, adverts and articles in local newspapers, a leaflet, posters and a series of meetings with local council representatives.  The Planning Inspectorate, Progress Power as well as representatives of Mid Suffolk District Council and Suffolk County Council answered questions at the meeting.

Progress Power will shortly be publishing further information on the Project, with particular regard to the proposed electrical connection compound, including the substation, and the traffic/access arrangements relating to its construction. These access changes are a direct result of the concerns raised by the local people during the statutory consultation process in October and November last year.  This information will be made available for comment at local libraries, at Mid Suffolk District Council’s office in Needham Market and via the Progress Power website: www.progresspower.co.uk.

Although the statutory period of consultation ended last November, Progress Power is happy to continue to receive feedback on the overall Project via email at info@progresspower.co.ukor via Freepost RTEY-JYYB-ERSR, Progress Power Ltd, 49 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD.

For further information:

Progress Power: 01603 417722 or info@progresspower.co.uk