Norfolk Vanguard

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Norfolk Vanguard was taken on 01 July 2020 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 (49 items)

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

Planning Inspectorate Notification of Decision Letter
Secretary of State Decision Letter
Examining Authority Recommendation Report
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Habitats Regulation Assessment
Regulation 31 Notice

01 July 2020
Decision made by the Secretary of State
01 July 2020

The Secretary of State has decided to re-set the statutory deadline for this application to 1 July 2020. A statement confirming the new deadline for a decision will be made to the House of Commons and House of Lords in accordance with section 107(7) of the Planning Act 2008 as soon as possible.

01 June 2020

Comments from Interested Parties on the responses to the Secretary of State’s consultation letter of 6 December 2019 have now been published.

01 May 2020

The Secretary of State has received responses from the Applicant and other Interested Parties to his consultation letter dated 6 December 2019 by the 28 February 2020 deadline. The Secretary of State considers the information provided by the Applicant in response to those letters to contain new environmental information and invites comments from Interested Parties on the representations received. The new deadline for this is 27 April 2020.

27 March 2020

IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

25 March 2020

The Secretary of State has received responses from the Applicant and other Interested Parties to his consultation letter dated 6 December 2019 by the 28 February 2020 deadline. The Secretary of State considers the information provided by the Applicant in response to those letters to contain new environmental information and invites comments from Interested Parties on the representations received by 9 April 2020.

10 March 2020

A Written Ministerial Statement has been made announcing that the decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been delayed until 1 June 2020.

06 February 2020

The Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested information and comments from Norfolk Vanguard Limited, Interested Parties and Other Parties on the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm.

The Secretary of State will be setting a new deadline for a decision. A statement confirming the new deadline for a decision will be made to the House of Commons and House of Lords in accordance with section 107(7) of the Planning Act 2008 as soon as possible once Parliament is in session.

11 December 2019
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
10 September 2019

The Examination closed at 11.59pm on 10 June 2019.

17 June 2019

The Submissions for Deadline 9 have now been published.

10 June 2019

The Examination closes at 23.59 on Monday 10 June 2019.

10 June 2019

The Submissions for Deadline 8 have now been published.

03 June 2019

A request for further information under Rule 17 has been sent to the Applicant.

28 May 2019

The Examining Authority’s request for further information under Rule 17 has been published.

22 May 2019

The Applicant has submitted Additional Submissions which have been accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority.

15 May 2019

The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.

07 May 2019

A revised version of the draft Development Consent Order (Version 4) has been published. This was accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority as an additional submission on 17 April 2019.

24 April 2019

The Submissions for Deadline 6 have now been published.

09 April 2019

The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection scheduled for 25 & 26 March 2019 has now been published.

21 March 2019

The Submissions for Deadline 4 have been published.

 

15 March 2019
27 February 2019

The Submissions for Deadline 3 have now been published.

19 February 2019
31 January 2019
28 January 2019

Documents for Deadline 1 have been published.

22 January 2019

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

19 December 2018

Audio recordings of the Preliminary Meeting and the Open Floor Hearing have been published.

13 December 2018
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 December 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.

09 November 2018
Relevant representations published on the website
21 September 2018
Registration of interested parties closes
16 September 2018
Registration of interested parties begins
03 August 2018
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

24 July 2018
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
24 July 2018

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore make the application documents available as soon as practicable.

This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination.

28 June 2018
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
26 June 2018