Progress Power Station

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Progress Power Station was taken on 23 July 2015 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 (48 items)

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The Secretary of State has decided under paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 6 to the 2008 Act has granted a non-material changes to a Development Consent Order to the Progress Power Station Order 2015 and published The Progress Power (Gas Fired Power Station) (Amendment) Order 2016.

11 November 2016
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has invited representations on a corrected version of Figure 6 (Overlay Gas Turbine Generator, Black Start Generator and Fin Fan Cooler Elevations). You can view the request.

Representations should be received no later than close of play on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

20 October 2016
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Representations received in response to the application for a non-material change to the Progress Power Station Development Consent Order have been published.

26 September 2016
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An application for a non-material change to the Progress Power Station Development Consent Order has been made by Progress Power Limited.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

Major Applications & Plans
3/18 Eagle Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for making a representation is 11.59pm on Sunday 25 September 2016.

19 August 2016
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The Secretary of States for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has issued a decision under regulation 7(3) of the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011 (as amended).

26 July 2016
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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has issued the following documents:

Correction Notice dated 11 July 2016

The Progress Power (Gas Fired Power Station) (Correction) Order 2016

12 July 2016
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
23 July 2015
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A recommendation for the “Progress Power Station” application has been sent to the Secretary of State.

24 April 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
24 April 2015
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Eye Wind Power Limited, Transam Trucking Limited and Tobar Group Trading Limited have notified the Examination Authority on the 23 of January 2015 that they have withdrawn all their representations in respect of the DCO application.

26 January 2015
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The submissions for deadline 8 have been published (12 January 2015).

16 January 2015
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An amended version of Eye Airfield Parishes Working group’s deadline 7 submission has been published. This version replaces the previously published one

07 January 2015
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Gordon and David Talbot have notified the Examination Authority that they have withdrawn all their representations in respect of the DCO application.

06 January 2015
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The Examination Authority has accepted the following submissions:
– Progress power’s cover letter for the updated deadline 7 submission
Updated annex 1 to Progress Power’s Progress Power’s written summary of oral representations made at hearings of 9, 10 and 11 December 2014.

Paul and Eileen Hammond, David Hammond and Richard Hammond have notified the Examination Authority that it has withdrawn all its representations in respect of the DCO application.

EPR Eye Limited and Energy Power Resources Limited have notified the Examination Authority that it has withdrawn all its representations in respect of the DCO application.

30 December 2014
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23 December 2014
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15 December 2014
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The submissions for deadline 6 (2 December 2014) have been published including the Progress Power’s submissions regarding GIS and AIS variant substations submitted on 5 December 2014

Also, view Progress Power’s cover letter for 5 December 2014 submissions.

In addition the Examining Authority has accepted the following submissions:

Letter from Energy Power Resources Limited and EPR Eye Limited confirming that an agreement has been reached in regards of compulsory acquisition.

Letter from Eye Wind Power regarding powers sought in the order and compulsory acquisition

09 December 2014
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The submissions for deadline 6 (2 December 2014) has been published.

National Grid Gas has notified the Examination Authority that it has withdrawn all its representations in respect of the DCO application.

National Grid Electricity Transmission has notified the Examining Authority that is has partly withdrawn its representations in respect to the DCO application.

05 December 2014
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02 December 2014
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25 November 2014
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The submissions for deadline 5 (17 November 2014) have now been published.
In addition to these documents, the Examining Authority has accepted the following document into the examination:
Progress Power Limited’s cover letter for deadline 5

20 November 2014
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The Examination Authority’s response to Eye Airfield Parishes Working Group’s letter dated 24 October 2014 has been published.

14 November 2014
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The Examining Inspector has accepted the British Horse Society’s ‘Guidance for construction near routes used by horses’ into the examination.

14 November 2014
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A submission from Eye Airfield Parishes Working Group relating to regulation 17 or the Infrastructure Planning EIA Regulations 2009 has been accepted into the examination.

14 October 2014
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Notice of Hearing and Site Visit Agendas for 14-17 October 2014 have been published.

The Examining Inspector has also accepted the following additional representation from Progress Power Limited, National Grid Gas and National Grid Electricity Transmission relating to the grid and gas connection

30 September 2014
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The submission for deadline 2 (4 September 2014) can be viewed here.

In addition to these documents the following documents has been accepted by the Examining inspector:

An Non Interested Party submission by the Prehistoric Society

Revised photomontages submitted by Progress Power Limited on the request of Suffolk County Council and Mid Suffolk District Council

09 September 2014
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The note from the Preliminary Hearing held on 24 July 2014 has been published.

04 August 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

04 August 2014
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The audio from the Preliminary Meeting, held on Thursday 24 July 2014, has been published. In addition several revised application documents were submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 17 July 2014 and accepted by the ExA at the Preliminary Meeting. These documents are as follows:

Amended draft Development Consent Order (v2.0)
Amended draft Development Consent Order (v2.0, track changed)
Amended Book of Reference (v2.0)
Amended Book of Reference (v2.0, track changed)
Amended Statement of Reasons (v2.0)
Amended Statement of Reasons (v2.0, track changed)
Environmental Statement Clarification and Errata Document

25 July 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
24 July 2014
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

01 July 2014
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A late representation submitted during the pre-examination stage and accepted by the Examining Authority has been published

30 June 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
11 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
06 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
01 May 2014
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The Planning Inspectorate has accepted an updated version of the Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement on 28 April 2014 that corrects specific information on where the Environmental Statement can be viewed, as required by section 20 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations. The corrections relate to paragraph 1.5.4 only of the document.

Document 6.4 Revision 1 dated April 2014 updates Document 6.4 Revision 0.

28 April 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

25 April 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
25 April 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 March 2014