Rookery South Energy from Waste Generating Station

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Rookery South Energy from Waste Generating Station was taken on 13 October 2011 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 (18 items)

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A report of the Joint Committee on the Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 has been published marking the end of the Special Parliamentary Procedure in relation to that Order. The Development Consent Order will shortly be published on this page.

01 March 2013
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The development consent order is made in the form of a statutory instrument and needs to go through Parliamentary processes before coming into effect. This is because the Order contains a certain type of legislative provision; it applies statutory powers to compulsorily acquire special category land. The Order was laid before Parliament on 29 November 2011 and 39 petitions were deposited against the Order. On 1 May 2012 a decision was made about which petitioners have legal standing. For further information, see the Parliament website.

01 May 2012
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

28 December 2011
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The application has been accepted for examination

28 December 2011
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The Panel appointed to examine the application decided on 13 October 2011 that development consent should be granted. The Panel’s statement of reasons can be viewed here. The Panel subsequently made the Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011.

13 October 2011
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Decision made by the Panel
13 October 2011
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On 19 July the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change designated the Overarching National Policy Statement for Energy (EN-1) and the National Policy Statement for Renewable Energy Infrastructure (EN-3). This means that, in accordance with s74(1) of the Planning Act 2008, the Panel appointed to examine the application will decide the Rookery South application.

A decision will be issued by the Infrastructure Planning Commission no later than 15 October 2011.

19 July 2011
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Examination ends

15 July 2011
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Examination begins
18 January 2011
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Preliminary Meeting takes place
17 January 2011
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Relevant representations published on the website
26 November 2010
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Registration of interested parties closes
19 November 2010
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Registration of interested parties begins
07 October 2010
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
26 August 2010
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
05 August 2010
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Application expected from applicant
05 July 2010