Both councils approve Rugeley Power Station plans
A masterplan to transform Rugeley Power Station into 2,300 homes, housing for the elderly, commercial buildings and a primary school has been backed by councillors.
Cannock Chase District Council gave the outline plan the green light today, and Lichfield District Council also approved the plans on Monday.
Reserved matters application with finer details will have to be approved at a later date.
The news comes after the first stages of the demolition of the former power station have taken place, while the other main structures, including boiler house, chimney and cooling towers are scheduled for controlled collapse through 2020 and the complete demolition of the site is expected in 2021.
Rugeley A power station opened in 1961 while Rugeley B power station, which provided enough electricity to power around half a million homes, followed nine years later.
The plans say that construction is estimated to begin this year and to carry on until 2040.