What happens next

An application for the above project was received by the Planning Inspectorate from Equinor on Monday 5 September 2022. The application documents for this application will be made available in the ‘Documents’ section of this project page if the application is accepted.

From the day after receipt of the application, the Planning Inspectorate has 28 days to review the application and decide whether or not to accept it. The acceptance decision on this application should therefore be made by Monday 3 October 2022.

If the application is accepted, we will:

  • On the day of the decision publish the application documents, the acceptance decision and the Adequacy of Consultation Representations received from the relevant local authorities.
  • As soon as practicable after the acceptance decision, publish the date from which you will be able to register to put your case on the application (by making a Relevant Representation) and become an Interested Party.
  • As soon as practicable after the acceptance decision, publish the date on which the registration period will close.
  • From the opening day of the registration period (as determined by the Applicant’s notification and publication) make the Relevant Representation form available on this website.

If the application is not accepted, we will:

  • Publish the decision letter and reasons why it hasn’t been accepted.
  • Remove all of the application documentation from this project page.

We cannot accept your views about this application until the registration period has opened. However, if you would like to find out more about the process in the meantime, please download Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination and/or refer to Planning Act 2008: guidance on the pre-application process.

Timeline (4 items)

Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

03 October 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
03 October 2022

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 5 September 2022.

The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

05 September 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
05 September 2022