Uskmouth Power Station


Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012 as amended by The Planning Applications (Temporary Modifications and Disapplication) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Order 2020

The Uskmouth Power Station Conversion Project (referred to as the Uskmouth Conversion Project) proposes to convert the existing coal fired power plant at Uskmouth Power Station to operate as a plant which would generate electricity through the combustion of waste derived fuel pellets.

SIMEC Atlantis Energy Limited (Atlantis) is the developer of the Uskmouth Conversion Project. The Uskmouth Power Station is an existing coal fired power station located near Newport in South Wales. Uskmouth Power Station is owned by the Applicant SIMEC Uskmouth Power Limited (SUP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantis.

SUP is applying to Newport City Council (NCC) for Planning Permission for the erection of silos, conveyors, de dusting plant, extension to the rail unloading shed and ancillary development (the Proposed Development) at Uskmouth Power Station. This fuel storage and material handling infrastructure to be constructed pursuant to the Proposed Development is external to the existing power station buildings.

The technical works required for fuel combustion equipment conversion and plant life extension (the Power Station Upgrade) will to be conducted inside the existing power station buildings.

The construction of the Proposed Development, together with the Power Station Upgrade, will facilitate the delivery of the operational phase of the Uskmouth Conversion Project.

The requirement to undertake pre-application consultation applies to planning applications for major developments. The Proposed Development is a major development. To enable pre-application consultation to take place and the subsequent submission of planning applications for major developments notwithstanding the challenges presented by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Welsh Government issued an Amendment Order on 18th May 2020 relating to pre-application consultation requirements during the emergency period. The information presented below complies with this requirement.

Pre Application Consultation for the planning application for the Proposed Development starts on Monday 1st June 2020 and concludes on Monday 29th June 2020.  The following are made available online in links provided below:

  • the proposed application;
  • the plan which identifies the land to which the proposed application relates; – other plans, drawings and information necessary to describe the development ; and
  • the design and access statement

If you are unable to access the documents electronically you may request copies of this information by emailing: or by telephoning 01633 292 700 and selecting Option 1 security and planning enquiries.

Anyone who wishes to make representations about this proposed development must write to the Applicant at:

C/O Planning
Uskmouth Power Station
West Nash Road Newport
NP18 2BZ

or email the Applicant:

Please note that due to the restrictions upon movement related to COVID-19, the public engagement events that were being planned by SUP cannot take place.

Final Environmental Statement

Uskmouth Environmental Statement Volume 1 and NTS
Uskmouth Environmental Statement Volume 2 Figures
Uskmouth Environmental Statement Volume 3 Appendices

Pre Application Consultation Exhibition