North London Heat and Power Project

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for North London Heat and Power Project was taken on 24 February 2017 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 (38 items)

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Representations received in response to the application for a non-material-change to the North London Heat and Power Project Development Consent Order have been published.

15 May 2018
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An application for a non-material change to the North London Waste Development Consent Order has been made by North London Waste Authority.

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

National Infrastructure
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for receipt of representations is 5 April 2018.

27 February 2018
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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation

Secretary of State’s Decision Letter

Development Consent Order made by the Secretary of State

Notice of the Decision by the SoS (Reg 23)

Recommendation Report and Appendices

Submissions Received After the Close of Examination

24 February 2017
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
24 February 2017
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued a Consultation Letter inviting comments from the Applicant, National Grid, London Borough of Enfield and Transport for London on the application for the proposed North London Heat and Power Project.

26 January 2017
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued a Consultation Letter inviting comments from the Applicant, National Grid and any landowner affected by compulsory acquisition on the application for the proposed North London Heat and Power Project.

15 December 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
24 November 2016
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The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application on 24 August 2016. The Examining Authority will now report to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on or before 24 November 2016. View the letter notifying the close of the examination.

25 August 2016
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Documents for Deadline 8 have been published.

24 August 2016
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The Examining Authority has sent Rule 17 Letters requesting further information to Canal and River Trust, Zayo Group Limited, Transport for London, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, National Grid, Thames Water Utilities Limited, Kennet Properties Limited and North London Waste Authority.

A Report on the Implications for European Sites is not required.

29 July 2016
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The Examining Authority has notified of an Accompanied Site Inspection on 17 August 2016.

26 July 2016
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Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

19 July 2016
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08 July 2016
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Agendas for the Issue Specific Hearing on 5 July 2016 and the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 6 July 2016 have been published.

28 June 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 6 have been published.

20 June 2016
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A letter notifying of hearings in July has been published.

15 June 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 5 have been published.

06 June 2016
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03 June 2016
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Royal Mail Limited’s request to become an interested party has been accepted by the Examination Authority.

01 June 2016
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The Examining Authority’s Second Written Questions have been published.

11 May 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 4 have been published.

28 April 2016
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A submission received at Deadline 2 has been updated to include previously missing text on page 5, paragraph II.

Another submission received at Deadline 2 has been updated to include the missing appendix 1.

19 April 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 3 have been published

A submission received at Deadline 2 has been updated to include previously missing text on page 5, paragraph II

08 April 2016
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Action points and audio recordings from the Issue Specific Hearing on 18 March 2016 have been published.

04 April 2016
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Documents for Deadline 2 have been published.

24 March 2016
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

02 March 2016
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
24 February 2016
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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.

27 January 2016
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Relevant representations published on the website
05 January 2016
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Registration of interested parties closes
23 December 2015
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Registration of interested parties begins
18 November 2015
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The application has been accepted for examination

11 November 2015
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
11 November 2015
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
15 October 2015