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.

Public Information Events (Round 2)

Following the public information events and drop-in sessions held in late 2018 and early 2019, EPUKI is undertaking a further round of public information events – to provide more detail on the proposed planning application to extract PFA from the Gale Common Ash Disposal Site.

EPUKI is holding three public information events during April 2019.  The events will again provide an opportunity to meet members of the project team, ask questions, discuss the latest proposals and provide comments on updated proposals for the Gale Common Extraction Project. Details of the Public Information Events can be found below:

Date Venue Time
Monday 8th April 2019
Cridling Stubbs Village Hall, Wrights Lane, Cridling Stubbs, Knottingley, WF11 0AS 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday 10th April 2019
Whitley and Eggborough Whitley School, Learning Lane, Whitley, Goole, DN14 0WE
4:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday 11th April 2019
Eggborough Methodist Chapel, Selby Road, Eggborough, Goole DN14 0LP 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Comments can be submitted by the following means:

Feedback form: available at the public information events

Post: Gale Common Extraction Project, c/o DWD LLP, 6 New Bridge Street, EC4V 6AB


All comments should be submitted no later than 2 May 2019.

A copy of the exhibition boards being presented during the Public Information Events can be found here and a video of the Flythrough can be found below.

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