Didcot Power Station is an iconic landmark across Oxfordshire and beyond. Whether you love or hate it, the towers have stood on this landscape for more than 40 years.
Didcot A stopped generating electricity in 2013 and has gradually been decommissioned over the last year. RWE npower have announced the three southern towers will be demolished, by explosion, on Sunday 27th July. Despite huge public interest in watching this, the time window for demolition has been announced as between 3-5am, before dawn.
Some of us have lived with the towers on our doorsteps for the last 40 years. Demolishing them whilst it is dark robs us of our chance to say a final goodbye. We are stakeholders in this project, yet our voice has been ignored.
I call on RWE npower to delay the explosion until 6am and work with Didcot residents to ensure a safe, organised and memorable experience for everyone.