Riverside Energy Park

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Riverside Energy Park was taken on 09 April 2020 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 (37 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the Secretary of State’s decision letter, the development consent order and the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State.

14 April 2020
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
09 April 2020
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IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

25 March 2020
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
09 January 2020
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The Examining Authority closed the Examination at 23:59 on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

10 October 2019
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Examination ends

09 October 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 8a (30 September 2019) and Deadline 8b (4 October 2019) have been published.

07 October 2019
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26 September 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 7a: 13 September 2019 have now been published.

16 September 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 7: 3 September 2019 have now been published.

05 September 2019
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04 September 2019
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The hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 18 September and Issue Specific Hearing into the draft DCO on 19 September 2019 has been issued.

19 August 2019
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08 August 2019
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The Examining Authority (ExA) has determined there is no requirement for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July 2019, as the affected persons that notified of their wish to attend before the set deadline have confirmed that they will not be attending. Therefore, this Compulsory Acquisition Hearing is cancelled.

26 July 2019
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The agenda for the forthcoming Compulsory Acquisition Hearing has now been published.

23 July 2019
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A Rule 17 letter giving the opportunity for Interested Parties to make written comments and the hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July have been issued.

16 July 2019
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The hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July has been issued.

10 July 2019
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20 June 2019
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The agendas for hearings in the week commencing 3 June are now available.

The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection is also available.

If you have any queries please contact the case team at [email protected].

28 May 2019
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22 May 2019
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The notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection has been published; agendas and itineraries will be issued closer to the time. The notification sets out the details of each event and requests that you contact the case team before 27 May 2019 if you wish to attend.

15 May 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

17 April 2019
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The Audio Recordings for the Preliminary Meeting and the note of the meeting held on 10 April 2019 have been published.

16 April 2019
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 April 2019
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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.

13 March 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
18 February 2019
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 February 2019
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The application has been accepted for examination

19 December 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
19 December 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
14 December 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 16 November 2018.

The application documents will be made available 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 MHCLG guidance on the pre-application process for major infrastructure projects)

21 November 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
16 November 2018