The proposed £200 million gas-fired power station to be built at Eye airfield has been backed in principle by the Suffolk County Council cabinet.
The cabinet, although supporting the plans in a cabinet meeting yesterday, still have concerns regarding the proposed station, earmarked for a 2018 opening.
The council is looking for assurances the Suffolk environment is adequately protected, and that every effort is made to maximise the benefit to the local economy.
Factors such as the visual effect of the station, safe access to the site, and impacts on the historic environment, both on and above ground, still need to be considered.
Progress Power, the developers of the build, are being urged to by the council to work closely with local communities to ensure their concerns are fully addressed before an application for development consent is made.
Ultimately, the decision on the proposal will be made Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, due to the sheer size and scale of the project.