A British-based protest group has opposed RWE nPower’s plans to build a £2bn coal-fired plant at Cambois close to Blyth in Northumberland, England.

A group called PANiC Stations (People Against New Coal-fired Power Stations), together with Coal Caravan activists and Make Poverty History North East have joined forces to act against the plans for the plant which is planned for the former Blyth Power Station’s site, generating up to six times the old capacity.

RWE npower has been attempting to garner support for its proposed power plant, which they state will create 200 permanent and 3,000 construction jobs for the village.

But residents of the village have rejected the proposal.

Coordinator for PANiC Stations Malcolm Reid said: “The majority of people here remember the filth of the old power station – the noise from the transport and the dust from the ash, as well as how hideous it was. The new station would only bring a handful of jobs.”

By staff writer.