Millbrook Power

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Millbrook Power was taken on 13 March 2019 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 (30 items)

A Decision Letter from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) regarding a Non-Material Change application has been published.

14 April 2020

The deadline for receipt of representations relating to the application for a non-material change  has been extended until 4 November 2019.

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


22 October 2019

An application for a non-material change to the Millbrook Gas Fired Generating Station Development Consent Order 2019 has been made by Millbrook Power 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 28 October 2019.

26 September 2019

The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation:

Secretary of State Decision Letter
Development Consent Order as Made by the Secretary of State
Regulation 23 Notice – Notification of Decision Letter
Recommendation Report

13 March 2019
Decision made by the Secretary of State
13 March 2019
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
13 December 2018

The submissions for deadline 7 have now been published.

24 August 2018
01 August 2018

The responses received for Deadline 5 (11 July 2018) have now been published.

A Rule 17 Letter inviting Interested Parties to comment on proposed changes to the application has also been published, with a deadline for replies of 31 July 2018.

16 July 2018
15 June 2018

The Examining Authority has decided that the Issue Specific Hearings scheduled to take place (if required) on the 4 and 5 July are now not required.

05 June 2018

The ExA’s Second Written Questions have been published. Deadline for responses is Thursday 14 June 2018.

31 May 2018

Submissions for Deadline 3 have been published.

18 May 2018

The Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary and Agendas for Hearings in May 2018 have been published. Please note that the date reserved for the Open Floor Hearing on the evening of Tuesday 1 May 2018 is not taking place as we have received no requests for one to be held.

24 April 2018
19 April 2018
28 March 2018

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

20 March 2018

Audio recordings of the Preliminary Meeting and Issue Specific Hearing on draft DCO on 13 March have now been published.

14 March 2018
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
13 March 2018

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.

12 February 2018
Relevant representations published on the website
23 January 2018
Registration of interested parties closes
19 January 2018
20 December 2017
Registration of interested parties begins
28 November 2017
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

20 November 2017
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
20 November 2017

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 23 October 2017.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see DCLG guidance on the pre-application process).

24 October 2017
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
23 October 2017