Our Design

Assessing our design and environmental effects

We have based our designs on feedback received at both our non-statutory and statutory stages of consultation and the environmental information we have gathered since we launched our proposals.

The designs have been informed by taking into account the following issues:

  • The local environment
  • Likely significant environmental effects on
    • - Socio-economic conditions
    • - Traffic and transport
    • - Air quality
    • - Noise and vibration
    • - Landscape and visual
    • - Ecology
    • - Cultural heritage
    • - Ground conditions
    • - The water environment
    • - Waste
    • - Cumulative effects
  • Views of the MEC from the surrounding area
  • The construction of the MEC
  • Ongoing operation of the MEC

This information was presented in our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR) and summarised in a Non Technical Summary (NTS), both of which can be downloaded from our Library section of the website. The PEIR and NTS wereimportant consultation document and provided the information necessary to allow the community to give us informed consultation responses during the consultation period.

Statutory consultation has enabled us to produce and finalise our Environmental Statement. This will be made available once our DCO Application is accepted.

Retained planting to screen the power station complex


View looking east from A34 - click to enlarge

View looking west from Public Right of Way - click to enlarge

View looking west from The Trent and Mersey Canal - click to enlarge

View from parking area adjacent to the ford on Wash Dale Lane - click to enlarge

View adjacent to St. Vincent Mews on Meaford Road - click to enlarge

The following views do NOT show our proposed landscape mitigation. These views are provided to show how the MEC would look without our proposed mitigation, in a 'worst case' scenario.