More Than 1000 Jobs To Be Created In Yorkshire

The government announces the creation of over 1000 jobs with the news that two power stations are to be built in Yorkshire.

They will be built at Ferrybridge near Wakefield and Thorpe Marsh near Doncaster. The Department of Energy say they will generate enough power for two million homes.

Up to 800 jobs will be created as £984m is invested by Acorn Power Developments in the gas power plant in north Doncaster, while a £250m investment is expected to create 350 jobs at Ferrybridge - a power station which will use a range of sustainable sources including biomass, waste wood and waste-derived fuels.

The plant is due to be completed in early 2015.

Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy, said the investment was part of a drive to increase growth across the country.

"These new plants in Yorkshire are a fantastic example of new power stations bringing new jobs.

"These decisions are a further example of our determination to clear the backlog of planning applications, to stimulate growth and enhance our energy security."