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Drakelow hall c. 1880.jpg
Drakelow Hall in about 1880
Drakelow is located in Derbyshire
 Drakelow shown within Derbyshire
Population 133 
OS grid reference SK246196
Civil parish Drakelow
District South Derbyshire
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DE15
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places

Coordinates: 52°46′26″N 1°38′10″W / 52.774°N 1.636°W / 52.774; -1.636

Drakelow is a hamlet and civil parish in South Derbyshire, England. It is centred a small fraction over 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Burton on Trent and has a border with that town.

Geography and economy[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3][4]