The planning process

Who makes the decision?

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).

Applications for a DCO are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, which processes and examines the applications before making a recommendation to the relevant Secretary of State (in this case the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) who makes the final decision on whether the proposed project is acceptable. All Norfolk Boreas documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate can be viewed here on their website.

The six stages of the Development Consent regime are set out in the video above and you can read more about the process on this page of the Planning Inspectorate website.

In March and April 2017 we held our first round of drop-in events for local communities to come and meet the team, find out more about the project, and share their views with us. We are now preparing Preliminary Environmental Information and will publish it towards the end of 2018, with another series of public drop-in exhibitions to follow during the formal consultation period.

Last updated: 2018-06-28 14:59