VPI Immingham OCGT

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for VPI Immingham OCGT was taken on 07 August 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 (45 items)

A Decision Letter (PDF, 153KB) and Amendment Order (PDF, 162KB) have been issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make a change that is not material to the VPI Immingham OCGT.

08 February 2023

The Secretary of State has requested comments (PDF, 111 KB) from the Applicant on the consultation responses received from the Environment Agency and North Lincolnshire Council.

22 December 2022

Representations received in response to the consultation for a non-material change to the VPI Immingham OCGT Development Consent Order have been published.

30 November 2022

An application for a non-material change to the VPI Immingham OCGT Development Consent Order has been made by VPI Immingham B Limited.

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

The deadline for receipt of representations is 11:59pm on Thursday 17 November 2022

14 October 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, 160 KB); and  Correction Order (PDF, 57 KB)

17 May 2021
07 August 2020
Decision made by the Secretary of State
07 August 2020

7 August 2020 – Deadline for the Secretary of State to make decision.

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 7 May 2020. The Secretary of State has three months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and the Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.

11 May 2020
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
07 May 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

The Examination closed at 23:59 on Saturday 8 February 2020.

08 February 2020

The Deadline 7 Documents have been published.

07 February 2020

The Deadline 6a Documents have been Published.

24 January 2020

The Examining Authority has issued a letter seeking further information and confirming variations to the Examination timetable. This has been added to the Examination Library.

10 January 2020

The Deadline 6 documents have been Published.

03 January 2020

The Deadline 5 Documents have been published.

13 December 2019

The request for a closed hearing referred to in the Secretary of State’s notice of 26 November 2019 has been withdrawn.

02 December 2019

Rule 8(3) letter notifying of a change to the Examination Timetable and Hearing agendas for CAH2 and ISH3 have been published.

26 November 2019

Deadline 4 Documents have been published.

19 November 2019

All Deadline 3a submissions and Notification of Hearings have now been published and the Exam Library has been updated.

05 November 2019

The Examination Authority’s Further Questions and Rule 17 letter, requesting further information have been issued.

24 October 2019

Deadline 3 Documents have been published.

11 October 2019

The audio recordings of Hearings held in October have been now been published.

07 October 2019

The agendas for the forthcoming Open Floor Hearing, Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1, Issue Specific Hearing 1 and Issue Specific Hearing 2, have now been published.
The Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary has also been published.

25 September 2019

Deadline 2 Documents have been published.

16 September 2019
13 September 2019

The Deadline 1 submissions have been published.

30 August 2019

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

15 August 2019
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
08 August 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.

10 July 2019
Relevant representations published on the website
08 July 2019
Registration of interested parties closes
25 June 2019
Registration of interested parties begins
16 May 2019
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

09 May 2019
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
09 May 2019

The Immingham OCGT application documents have been published.

If the application is accepted for examination anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination.

18 April 2019

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Thursday 11 April.

The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore make the application documents available as soon as practicable.

This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination

15 April 2019
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
11 April 2019
Application expected from applicant
10 April 2019