An application under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, has recently been submitted to The Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change to construct and operate a 900 Megawatt combined cycle gas turbine electricity generating station on land at The Manorway, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, SS17 9PD.

The applicant, Gateway Energy Centre Limited has also applied to the Secretary of State for a direction, under section 90(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, that planning permission for the development be deemed to be granted.

A copy of the application form along with accompanying documents (plans, reports, drawings and Environmental Statement) can be viewed and downloaded from the applicant’s website: and is available for inspection at the following locations:

  • The Development Corporation’s Offices,
  • The Thurrock Council Civic Offices,
  • The Stanford-Le-Hope Library, and
  • The Corringham Library. 

The application including copies of all associated documents can also be viewed on this website via the Development Corporation's Planning Applications Database. To access the system simply:

  • Navigate to the Home page on this website and click on Search for an Application at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on I Agree – Continue on the Disclaimer page.
  • In the Planning Application Reference Number Search box, type 10/50133/TTGELE and then click on Search.
  • This will display all information relating to the planning application. To view associated plans and supporting documents click the Media Items tab.

The Environmental Statement (price £250), CD copies of the Environmental Statement (price £5) and copies of the Non-Technical Summary (free of charge) may be obtained by writing to:

Mr Richard Wearmouth,
Parsons Brinckerhoff Limited,
Amber Court,
William Armstrong Drive,
Newcastle Business Park,
NE4 7YQ.

Any comments on the proposals should be made in writing to:

Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change,
c/o Mr Gary Mohammed,
Manager - Conventional Power Stations and Gas Pipeline Consents,
Department of Energy and Climate Change,
Area A - 3rd Floor,
3 Whitehall Place,

or by email to:

Comments should be submitted no later than 30 April 2010. All objections should quote ‘Gateway Energy Centre Limited’ in the subject line and clearly state the grounds of the objection. Unless otherwise indicated, copies of any objections and other representations received by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, will be regarded as public documents.

Comments on this planning application should not be addressed or emailed to the Development Corporation.