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Green light for gas power station
Gas power station
The new plant will provide power to 1.5m homes
Plans to build a new 600m gas turbine power station on the Nottinghamshire border have been approved.

Energy company EDF submitted designs for the new site in West Burton near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 2006.

It is hoped the construction of the new plant, next to an existing EDF power station, will create about 1,000 new jobs in the area.

EDF said the new gas power station would start to help them reduce carbon emissions by producing cleaner power.

'Fact of life'

"This investment reflects our belief in the need for a diverse low carbon mix for the future," said Vincent de Rivaz, EDF's chief executive.

The leader of West Lindsey District Council, Reg Shore, said the gas turbine power station was good news for the area.

"Power is a fact of life and we have to make sure that we've got the cleanest, most efficient power station possible for the people that we serve. It also adds to the regeneration of our particular area."

It is hoped the power station will be up and running by 2010, providing power to 1.5m homes.

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