Development at Ratcliffe-on-Soar - Access and Transportation

Access to the site is proposed via the existing eastern entrance to Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station from Barton Lane and the A453.

The majority of gypsum extracted from the site will be transported by lorry to British Gypsum’s site at East Leake (Nottinghamshire). Some gypsum will also be transported by lorry to our site at Sherburn-in-Elmet (Yorkshire). The gypsum will be used for the manufacture of essential building products.

Gypsum will be delivered to East Leake along a designated route (shown above), which currently forms part of an existing legal agreement for HGVs carrying desulphurised gypsum (DSG) travelling between the power station and East Leake.

DSG is produced as a by-product of burning coal at the power station and is a man-made form of gypsum. HGVs have been using this route for transporting DSG since the early 1990s. Vehicles are required to use Gypsum Way and avoid the village of Gotham.

Limitations are in place restricting the number of HGV movements to 76 per day (38 vehicles). We are not proposing to increase this limit.

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