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 (42 items)

A Decision Letter (PDF, 165 KB) and Amendment Order (PDF, 52 KB) have been issued by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero to make a change that is not material to the Riverside Energy Park Order 2020.

28 February 2023

Representations received in response to the consultation for a non-material change to the Riverside Energy Park Development Consent Order have been published.

17 November 2022

An application for a non-material change to the Riverside Energy Park Development Consent Order  has been made by Cory Riverside Energy.

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 16 November 2022.

13 October 2022

A letter was sent to the Secretary of State on 21 December 2021 (PDF, 65KB)  to inform him of the transfer of all of the benefit of the Order from Cory Environmental Holdings Limited (CEHL) to its wholly owned subsidiary Riverside Energy Park Limited (REPL), using the powers contained in Article 9 of the Riverside Energy Park Order 2020. The associated Notice (PDF, 335KB)  and Agreement (PDF, 189KB)  were also sent to the Secretary of State for his information.

13 January 2022

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued a Correction Order. For further information please refer to the following decision documentation:

Correction Notice (PDF, 97 KB); and Correction Order (PDF, 89 KB)

11 March 2021

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
Decision made by the Secretary of State
09 April 2020

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
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
09 January 2020

The Examining Authority closed the Examination at 23:59 on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

10 October 2019
Examination ends

09 October 2019

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

07 October 2019
26 September 2019

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

16 September 2019

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

05 September 2019
04 September 2019

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
08 August 2019

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

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

23 July 2019

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

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

10 July 2019
20 June 2019

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
22 May 2019

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

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

17 April 2019

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

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

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
Relevant representations published on the website
18 February 2019
Registration of interested parties closes
12 February 2019
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

19 December 2018
Registration of interested parties begins
19 December 2018
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
14 December 2018

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
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
16 November 2018