What happens next
A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 24 May 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 (38 items)
The Secretary of State has decided under paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 6 to the 2008 Act to make non-material changes to the Galloper Wind Farm Order 2013 and has published the Galloper Wind Farm (Amendment) Order 2015.
The consultation responses received for deadline 5 December 2014 regarding the proposed non material change to the Development Consent Order have been published.
The Marine Management Organisation has provided comments clarifying its pre-application engagement with the applicant.
An application for a non-material change to the Galloper Wind Farm Order has been made by Galloper Wind Farm Ltd.
The deadline for making a representation is Monday 13 April 2015.
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application.
Please refer to the following decision documentation:
Secretary of State decision letter and statement of reasons
Secretary of State Final Order
Examining Authority’s report to the Secretary of State
Planning Inspectorate notification of decision letter
Correspondence received after the close of examination – RSPB
Correspondence received after the close of examination – National Trust
Correspondence received after the close of examination – GWFL
Following grant of development consent for this application, the Marine Management Organisation has agreed to vary the deemed marine licence. Full information, including the varied deemed marine licence, is available on the MMO’s public register.
The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision will be published on or before 27 May 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.
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.
Responses to the Examining Authority’s final Rule 17 request have now been published.
The Examining Authority has now issued a final Rule 17 request.
Responses to the Examining Authority’s Rule 17 request have now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 request. The letter is available here and associated documents are available below:
Audio recordings of the hearings and written summaries of oral submission are now available to download on the hearings page.
A letter from the applicant has been published to confirm that the Section 127 application has been withdrawn.
Agenda for the forthcoming Section 127 hearing has now been published.
Agendas for forthcoming hearings have now been published.
Comments on responses to the Examining Authority’s 2nd written questions have now been published.
Latest submissions have now been published, including:
– Responses to the Examining Authority’s second written questions.
The Planning Inspectorate has published:
–Notification of the time, date and place for an Open Floor Hearing, Issue Specific Hearings and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings;
–A request and deadline for further information to be submitted to the examination under Rule 17 of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 (EPR) and a date by which any Interested Party may respond to any information submitted in accordance with this request and;
–Notification of a s127 hearing
Please note that the above contain notification of an additional Issue Specific Hearing to be held on 24 October 2012 and consequential information submission deadlines to that scheduled in the timetable in the ‘Rule 8 letter’.
The audio recording of the issue specific hearing held on 30th August in Ipswich has now been published in 4 parts. Please be aware that these are large files and may take longer to download on slower internet connections.
Part 1 (MP3 93 MB), Part 2 (MP3 119 MB), Part 3 (MP3 126 MB), Part 4 (MP3 96 MB)
Latest submissions have now been published, including:
– Comments on written representations
– Responses to comments on relevant representations
– Comments on local impact reports
– Comments on responses to the Examining Authority’s first written questions
The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
The preliminary meeting will take place on 29 May 2012. Registration will begin at 10am and the meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30am at: The Riverside Centre, Mill Lane, Stratford St. Andrew, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1LN.
The purpose of the preliminary meeting is to enable views to be expressed about the way in which the application is to be examined. It is important to recognise that the preliminary meeting is about procedure. It is about how the examination will be conducted; it is not about the merits of the application. The merits will be considered when the examination of the application takes place, through the written representations and the programmed hearings.
Correspondence relating to section 127 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) has now been published and is available on the project documents page. This correspondence relates to the proposed compulsory acquisition of, and of rights over, statutory undertakers land. View the correspondence on the project documents page (use the “Section 127 Application” filter button).