asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) how many applications for planning consent or investment consent for new coal-fired and oil-fired power stations, respectively, are now being considered by him;(2) which coal-fired and oil-fired power stations, respectively, have received planning consent but await financial consent.
The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) has applied for consent under Section 2 of the Electric Lighting Act 1909, together with deemed planning permission under Section 40(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, for four proposed oil-fired power stations. No applications have been made for new coal-fired power stations.The above consent and deemed planning permission but not investment approval has been given for the following power stations:
Killingholme, Lincs., Inswork Point, Cornwall: oil-fired.
Drax B, Yorkshire, West Burton B, Notts: coal-fired.