Drakelow Hall in about 1880
Drakelow shown within Derbyshire
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Geography and economy
Some of the land is lower flood plain but most occupies gentle slopes, all on the east bank of the River Trent. Drakelowe Hall or Drakelow Hall was the principal residence, and was home to the Gresley Baronets, but this was replaced by Drakelow Power Station and in turn its last cooling towers were demolished in September 2006.
In 2005, the electricity company, E.ON, was given permission to build a new power station on the site of the previous. The proposed combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) is rated at 1,200 MW, and would provide sufficient power for 1,000,000 homes.
Planning permission for upgraded plant as such to reopen a power station was granted in 2007, with a condition that combined heat and power capability would be built into the plant should a customer come forward that was economically viable. This consent was twice extended until October 2015, and a grid connection has been secured until 2014, as of November 2013.
- bbc.co.uk October 2006 accessed 3 March 2008
- e.on website accessed 4 March 2008
- genuki.org accessed 4 March 2008
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