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 (31 items)

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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
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 February 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
18 November 2015
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19 August 2015
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Documents for Deadline 9 have been published.

11 August 2015
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A letter informing of the publication of the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) has been published.

27 July 2015
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Documents for Deadline 8 have been published.

21 July 2015
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Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

07 July 2015
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Documents received for Deadline 6 have been published.

09 June 2015
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Documents received for Deadline 5 have been published.

19 May 2015
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01 May 2015
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24 April 2015
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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
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A Rule 17 letter requesting further information from the applicant has been published.

02 April 2015
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25 March 2015
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Document submitted for Deadline 2 has been published.

19 March 2015
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Documents submitted for Deadline 1 have been published.

12 March 2015
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

26 February 2015
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
18 February 2015
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11 February 2015
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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
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Relevant representations published on the website
08 December 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
03 December 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
28 October 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

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