The Gale Common Extraction Project

EP UK Investments Ltd (‘EPUKI’) is proposing to prepare and submit a planning application to North Yorkshire County Council for the extraction of ash from the Gale Common Ash Disposal Site.  The ash is commonly known as Pulverised fuel Ash or ‘PFA’.

PFA is used as a recycled aggregate, which is a sustainable solution in the building products industry and is supported by local and national planning policy.

The Gale Common Site is located approximately 3 miles to the south-west of Eggborough Power Station, approximately 700 metres to the east of the village of Cridling Stubbs and immediately south of the M62 Motorway.

Who is EPUKI?

EPUKI owns and operates a number of power stations in the UK, including the now closed 2,000-megawatt (‘MW’) coal-fired power station at Eggborough (where planning was recently granted for a new 2,500 MW gas-fired power station) as well as the Langage and South Humber Bank power stations (acquired from Centrica in 2017) and Lynemouth power station, which EPUKI has converted to biomass.

Drop-In Sessions

EPUKI held public information events on its proposals for the Gale Common Ash Disposal Site on 27th and 29th November 2018 at Cridling Stubbs Village Hall and Whitley and Eggborough School and on 13th December 2018 at Eggborough Methodist Chapel.  The information made available at those events is available to view here.

Following on from the public information events we will be holding ‘Drop-In’ sessions in the local area where EPUKI staff will be on hand to provide further information on the proposals and answer any questions that members of the local community may have.  Details of the Drop-In sessions are provided below:

Date Venue Time
Wednesday 30th January 2019 Cridling Stubbs Village Hall, Wrights Lane, Cridling Stubbs, Knottingley, WF11 0AS 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 31st January 2019 Whitley and Eggborough School, Learning Lane, Whitley, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 0WE 4:00pm – 7:00pm

EPUKI will review the comments received at the public information events and Drop-In sessions and take these into account in further developing the proposals for the Site.  We plan to carry out public consultation on the proposals toward the end of February 2019 in advance of the submission of the planning application, which we currently expect to take place in May 2019.


How to comment

Should you have any comments or questions about the project, please contact us using the details below:

Gale Common Extraction Project
c/o DWD
6 New Bridge Street