Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 11 July 2013 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (36 items)

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a further Non Material Change consultation letter inviting views from Natural England, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, The Wildlife Trusts, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, the World Wildlife Fund and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on the Applicant’s information submitted on 25 May and 21 June 2018.

The deadline for a response is 12 July 2018.

29 June 2018
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Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm non-material change consultation responses.

09 April 2018
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An application for a non-material change to Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has been made by Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Limited.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

National Infrastructure
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for receipt of representations is 30 March 2018.

20 February 2018
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 July 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State.
A decision will be published on or before 17 July 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

17 April 2013
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
17 April 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter under section 99 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) notifying Interested Parties of the completion of the examination. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.

21 January 2013
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Examination ends

21 January 2013
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Responses to the Examining Authority’s latest Rule 17 request are available to view here

18 January 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter inviting submissions on the applicant’s changes to the application submitted on 19 December 2012. Revision E of the draft DCO can be found here

09 January 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter inviting submissions on the applicant’s changes to the application submitted on 19 December 2012.

04 January 2013
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Responses to the Examining Authority’s draft Development Consent Order and matrices to inform the Report on the Implications for European Sites have been published.

21 December 2012
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The Examining Authority has issued a draft DCO and matrices to inform the Report on the Implications for European Sites for consultation. A letter inviting submissions has been sent to interested parties.

29 November 2012
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23 November 2012
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An actions list of requests made by the Examining Authority at the Open Floor Hearing on 13 November 2012 has now been published.

15 November 2012
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A list of documents submitted during the hearings has been published here

Hearing Documents List
14 November 2012
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Audio recordings of the Issue Specific hearings on 6-8 November have now been published, and an action list of requests made by the Examining Authority. These files can be accessed on the hearings page.

14 November 2012
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29 October 2012
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Agendas for the forthcoming hearings have now been published.

24 October 2012
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Submissions in response to the Examining Authority’s 2nd Interested Parties Deadline have now been published.

22 October 2012
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter notifying parties of an Issue Specific Hearing, Open Floor Hearing and Accompanied Site Inspection

01 October 2012
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20 September 2012
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The Examining Authority (ExA) has sent a letter to interested parties inviting their comments on The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2012 that come into force on 16 August. Letter also includes errata to ExA questions.

10 August 2012
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

09 August 2012
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
23 July 2012
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The preliminary meeting will be held on Monday 23 July 2012 at the North Shore Hotel, North Shore Road, Skegness PE25 1DN. Registration will begin at 10am and the meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30am. The preliminary meeting concerns procedure and how the examination will be conducted. Merits of the application will be considered once the examination of the application has commenced following the preliminary meeting. View the notification issued on 28 June by the Examining Authority that sets out the details of the meeting.

17 July 2012
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

28 June 2012
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Relevant representations published on the website
17 May 2012
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Registration of interested parties closes
09 May 2012
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Registration of interested parties begins
03 April 2012
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The application has been accepted for examination

23 February 2012
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
23 February 2012
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 January 2012