Palm Paper 3 CCGT Power station Kings Lynn

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Palm Paper 3 CCGT Power station Kings Lynn was taken on 11 February 2016 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 (32 items)

As advised in our Privacy Notice, five years after the Secretary of State’s decision is issued, all remaining published documents associated with an application are removed from the National Infrastructure Planning website, with the exception of the following which are retained in line with our document retention policy:

  • The Secretary of State’s decision notice and statement of reasons;
    If made, the Development Consent Order;
  • The Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report and associated appendices;
  • Any documents relating to material/non-material change applications;
  • Any correction notices; and
  • All section 51 advice issued in respect of an application.

As such, the purpose of this banner is to highlight that we will shortly remove all documents, except those listed above.

08 February 2021

The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documentation:

Decision Documentation

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change’s Decision Letter and Statement of Reasons

Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State

Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report

Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report

Other Documentation

Planning Inspectorate notification of decision

11 February 2016
Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 February 2016
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
18 November 2015
19 August 2015

Documents for Deadline 9 have been published.

11 August 2015

A letter informing of the publication of the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) has been published.

27 July 2015

Documents for Deadline 8 have been published.

21 July 2015

Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

07 July 2015

Documents received for Deadline 6 have been published.

09 June 2015

Documents received for Deadline 5 have been published.

19 May 2015
01 May 2015
24 April 2015

Agendas for the Issue Specific Hearings on 29 April 2015 and 30 April 2015, and the Open Floor Hearing on 29 April 2015 have been published.

Documents received for Deadline 4 have been published.

17 April 2015

A Rule 17 letter requesting further information from the applicant has been published.

02 April 2015
25 March 2015

Document submitted for Deadline 2 has been published.

19 March 2015

Documents submitted for Deadline 1 have been published.

12 March 2015

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

26 February 2015
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
18 February 2015
11 February 2015

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.

15 January 2015
Relevant representations published on the website
08 December 2014
Registration of interested parties closes
03 December 2014
Registration of interested parties begins
28 October 2014
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

20 October 2014
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
20 October 2014
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
23 September 2014