Rugeley Power Station developer to hold first Renaissance Forum for local community

25th January 2019

Members of the community around Rugeley Power Station have been invited to an initial meeting of the ‘Renaissance Forum’. The event will provide an opportunity for local people to continue their involvement in shaping the regeneration of the power station site and discuss its potential positive outcomes for the surrounding area.

The first meeting of the Renaissance Forum, to which everyone is welcome, will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 7:30pm in the Brereton & Ravenhill Parish Hall. The event is being hosted by masterplanners and architects JTP on behalf ENGIE.

The Renaissance Forum concept was created at the recent Rugeley Power Station Community Planning Weekend (30th November to 4th December 2018) where over 400 people took part. Members of the community expressed a desire to continue their involvement in shaping the future of the site through its potential positive community benefits.

ENGIE’s Project Manager Chris Riches commented:
“We were delighted with the turnout at the recent community planning weekend and proud that we can initiate the creation of the Renaissance Forum. It demonstrated that there is a desire to see the power station site development proceed, to create a space which is harmonious with its surroundings; working for both the local community as well as the people who will live and work at the site. Through the Renaissance Forum we hope to provide a catalyst to achieve this - via continued community engagement and feedback.”

JTP’s Community Planning Partner Charles Campion added:
“Productive collaboration between all stakeholders is essential in arriving at a solution that meets everyone’s needs and aspirations. The Renaissance Forum will build on the positive feedback we have already received and ensure the local community has a strong voice in the development of the master plan. I’ve no doubt this partnering approach will maximise the potential benefits to the region as we open up an area that has been closed to the community for many years.”

Further Renaissance Forum meetings will include an exhibition in March 2019, ahead of a planning submission later in the spring.
Further details are available at https://www.jtp.co.uk/projects/rugeley