The planning process

As the proposed project is for electricity generation of more than 100MW, it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and we will therefore apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO).

The general process for NSIP applications is set out in the video above. The project has a place on the Planning Inspectorate's website.

Advice and guidance

The Planning Inspectorate has published a series of advice notes that are intended to inform developers, consultees, the public and others about a range of process matters in relation to the Planning Act 2008 process. Advice note eight has been produced in five sections and aims to take you step by step through the planning process for major infrastructure projects. You can find these in the right hand column of this page. 

Statutory Consultation

In November 2017 we published our Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC) ahead of our Statutory Consultation on our Preliminary Environmental Information Report (PEIR). A feedback report will be available in the coming weeks summarising the feedback received during this period of Statutory Consultation. You can sign up now to receive project updates here.

In January 2017 we submitted a Scoping Report to the Planning Inspectorate and held a series of information events locally. They were attended by more than 150 people, who shared their views and feedback on the proposal. A report has been sent to all participants and you can read here what key issues emerged from these sessions. Download the report here.

A further round of engagement was held in May 2017, and many local events have been attended by our team to raise awareness of the project and share information.

The project has now been accepted for Examination by the Planning Inspectorate.

Last updated: 2017-04-11 17:40