In response to Dr Poulter’s written representation regarding the Progress Power DCO application, as submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 12 January 2015, Progress Power has released the following statement:
“We have met Dr Poulter on a number of occasions to discuss our proposed project, which is presently being considered by the Planning Inspectorate. We have explained to Dr Poulter and the Planning Inspectorate our reasons for choosing the airfield site for the location of the gas-fired power station, which in principle the local authorities support.
“We have also explained our reasons for the location of the substation, and outlined the work that we will undertake to minimise its visual impact, including the undergrounding of the necessary electrical connection. In addition, we have outlined our initiatives to bring wider benefit to the local area, whilst working with the local councils.
“If our project is approved and built, it will help deliver the Government’s energy and environment policies.”