What happens next
A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 07 August 2017 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 (35 items)
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the Secretary of State’s decision letter, the development consent order and the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State.
A letter from BEIS confirming new Decision Deadline of 8 August 2017 has been published.
The Notification of Completion of ExA Examination letter has been published.
Documents received for Deadline 8 have been published.
Documents received for Deadline 7 (8 December 2016) have been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 and a draft Development Consent Order for consultation
The Report on the Implications for European sites (RIES) has also been published.
Submissions received for Deadline 6 have been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 request for further information.
The Agenda for Hearings on 25 and 26 October 2016 has been published.
Please note that agendas for the Issue Specific Hearings taking place on Tuesday 25 October and Wednesday 26 October 2016 will be published on our website on Tuesday 18 October.
Documents received for Deadline 5 have been published.
Documents received for Deadline 4 have been published.
An Additional document in response to the Other Environmental Information has now been published.
The audio recordings from the Environmental and DCO Issue-Specific hearings have now been published.
The Examining Authority have issued a Rule 17 Letter relating to the applicant’s other environmental information submission.
Action Points from the Environmental Issue Specific Hearing Wednesday 7 September have now been published.
Action Points from the DCO Issue Specific Hearing Thursday 8 September have now been published.
The Itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection Tuesday 6 September, and the Agenda for the Environmental and DCO Hearings Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September have now been published.
Documents received for Deadline 3 have been published.
A letter notifying of hearings in September has been published.
Documents received for Deadline 2 have been published
Documents received for Deadline 1 have been published.
The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter
The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.
The application has been accepted for examination
A new voluntary evidence plan process, which is the responsibility of the Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit (MIEU) which sits within Defra, seeks to address Habitats Directive issues in development consent order applications. This is the first evidence plan to be published. It is for both the East Anglia THREE and East Anglia FOUR offshore wind farms.