Energy company SSE has revealed that it wants to build a gas-fired power station in Yorkshire.

The proposed 2GW plant would be built at its Ferrybridge site, becoming the fourth power station to occupy the land and being branded as “Ferrybridge D”.

SSE said it would draw gas from the national transmission system to fuel the turbines.

The company plans to apply for planning permission during the opening months of next year.

Long history

The three previous power stations on the site were all powered by coal.

Ferrybridge A opened in 1927 and closed in 1976, while Ferrybridge B operated from 1957 until 1992.

Ferrybridge C was commissioned in 1966 and was closed in 2016 due to European Union emissions regulations.

> See SSE's statement