Pleas to keep Ferrybridge powering on

Ferrybridge Power Station. PIC: James Hardisty
Ferrybridge Power Station. PIC: James Hardisty
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Energy bosses have been urged to reconsider plans to close Ferrybridge Power Station by the end of the month.

SSE announced it will shut the station because the site was deemed to be “no longer economical”. Local councillor Graham Stokes said around 120 people work at the plant. He expects around 60 employees take voluntary redundancy, while the others carry out decommissioning work. Pontefract, Castleford and Normanton MP Yvette Cooper said has written to Energy Minister Andrea Leadson and SSE chief executive asking them to reconsider a worker-led plan to keep the site running for at least another year.