Gas-Fired Power Station

Public Exhibitions Oct and Nov and Preliminary Reports now available to view

MMAG received the following communication from Millbrook Power on 9th October 2014

I am contacting you on behalf of Millbrook Power which is proposing to construct and operate a gas-fired power station project near Stewartby and Marston Moretaine in Central Bedfordshire.  Over recent months, the company has been undertaking various technical and environmental studies (considering such issues as noise, air quality, landscape and visual impact, ecology and transport) and has now published its Preliminary Environmental Impact Report, accompanied by a Non-Technical Summary .  These and other related documents can be viewed online via and they can also be viewed at the following locations:

  1. Central Bedfordshire Council Office, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ
  1. Bedford Borough Hall, 4th Floor, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
  1. Marston Vale Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Bedford, MK43 0PR
  1. Ampthill Library, 1 Dunstable Street,  Ampthill, MK45 2NL
  1. Bedford Library, Harpur Street, Bedford, MK40 1PG
  1. Wooton Library,  Lorraine Road, Wootton, MK43 9LH

A leaflet about the project is also being delivered by Royal Mail in the coming days to all households within a 5km radius of the site. If your group, school, organisation, or individually, wish to submit any comments about the project, the period of statutory consultation starts on Monday (October 13th) and will end on November 16th.  If you have any questions about the project, please let us know via:


Telephone: 0131 550 3380

Freepost: RTEY-JYYB-ERSR, Millbrook Power Ltd, 49 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JD

Public exhibitions about the project are being held in the local area betweenOctober 31st and November 4th.


Friday 31stOctober
Marston Moreteyne Village Hall
Bedford Road, Marston Moreteyne, MK43 0LD
Saturday 1stNovember
Stewartby Village Hall
Stewartby Way, Stewartby, MK43 9LX
Monday 3rdNovember 
Ampthill Masonic Centre
Old Court House, Church Street, Ampthill, MK45 2PL
Tuesday 4thNovember
1100- 1500
Lidlington Village Hall
High Street, Lidlington, MK43 0RT

Mike Harrison  Public Affairs Director (on behalf of Millbrook Power Ltd)


Public Exhibitions – June 2014

Millbrook Power Ltd, a UK energy project developer has announced a plan to build a gas-fired power station at Rookery South Pit claiming it will invest tens of millions of pounds into the local economy, support 150 jobs during construction and create 15 new full-time, skilled jobs when operational.

It is thought the proposed power generation plant will take gas from the nearby National Gas Transmission System and use it to produce electricity. This electricity will then feed into the National Grid, which also runs very close to the site. The power station will produce up to 299 megawatts (MW) of electricity and is expected to have an operational life of at least 25 years. The site would incorporate up to five gas turbine generators with up to five exhaust gas flue stacks and an access road from Green Lane Stewartby.

Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council have both been informed of the proposal – which because of  its size – is classified as a ‘nationally significant infrastructure project’. This means that Millbrook Power will submit an application for a development consent order to the planning inspectorate and a final decision will be taken by the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change.

Looking at Millbrook Power’s website it appears that Rookery Pit South could potentially house both this new power station and the Covanta Energy from Waste Incinerator- which has planning permission but is currently on hold while Covanta looks for investment or a buyer for their UK business.

There was three public exhibitions to introduce the plans:

– Thursday June 5th – 4pm to 7pm – Lidlington Village Hall
– Friday June 6th – 3pm to 7pm – Stewartby Village Hall
– Saturday June 7th – 10am to 1pm – Marston Moreteyne Village Hall

For more information see