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 (40 items)
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information please refer to the following decision documentation:
Planning Inspectorate Notification of Consent Letter
Secretary of State Decision Letter
Examining Authority Recommendation Report
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Habitats Regulation Assessment
Regulation 31 Notice
Responses to the Secretary of State’s further consultation have now been published.
The deadline for the consultation responses is 23:59 on 20 July 2020.
The responses to the Secretary of State’s recent consultation have now been published.
The deadline for the consultation responses is 23:59 on 26 June 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.
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).
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The Examination closed at 23:59 on Saturday 8 February 2020.
The Deadline 7 Documents have been published.
The Deadline 6a Documents have been Published.
The Deadline 6 documents have been Published.
The Deadline 5 Documents have been published.
The request for a closed hearing referred to in the Secretary of State’s notice of 26 November 2019 has been withdrawn.
Deadline 4 Documents have been published.
Deadline 3 Documents have been published.
The audio recordings of Hearings held in October have been now been published.
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.
Deadline 2 Documents have been published.
A Notification of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection has been published.
The Deadline 1 submissions have been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
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.
The application has been accepted for examination
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.
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