Rugeley Power Station

Lichfield District Council and Cannock Chase District Council are running a joint consultation on the future of the Rugeley Power Station site.

Rugeley Power Station was decommissioned in 2016, and the 155 hectare site, which straddles the border between Cannock Chase District and Lichfield District, offers a great opportunity to redevelop this significant brownfield site.

As part of a consultation, running from Monday 24 July to Monday 4 September 2017, both local authorities are asking people from across both areas to have their say on how the site should be shaped in the future.

The Rugeley Power Station Development Brief Supplementary Planning Document proposes developing the land for a minimum of 800 homes and employment use, along with supporting infrastructure, including a school, open space, play facilities and public art.

The site is ideally located for a new housing and business development with its links to Rugeley and Lichfield, while being close to open countryside and with easy access to two railway stations. Working with Cannock Chase District Council, we’re encouraging people from across both districts to take a look at the proposals and to give their views. We will share the representations we get between both councils, and will consider all the comments together and feed them into our plans for the area.

Councillor Ian Pritchard

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Development & Environment

The document is available locally on request from Lichfield District Council’s Frog Lane offices, and at, where you can also find out how to comment online.

Please send any written representations to or by post to: Spatial Policy and Delivery, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield WS13 6YZ.

The consultation will close on Monday 4 September 2017.