What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for West Burton C power station was taken on 21 October 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 (39 items)

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has today granted development consent for the project. For further information please refer to the following documents:

21 October 2020
Decision made by the Secretary of State
21 October 2020
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
21 July 2020
Examination ends

22 April 2020

The Deadline 7 Submissions have now been published.

15 April 2020

Deadline 6 submissions have now been published.

02 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

The Rule 17 – Request for further information has now been Published.

09 March 2020

Deadline 5 submissions have now been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

25 February 2020

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the Canal & Rivers Trust. This has been added to the Examination Library.

10 February 2020

Deadline 4 submissions have now been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

03 February 2020

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the Applicant in the form of a Statement of Common Ground with Bassetlaw District Council. This has been added to the Examination Library.

21 January 2020

The Itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection and agendas for the Open Floor Hearing and Issue Specific Hearing have been published and added to the Examination Library.

13 January 2020

 

The Deadline 3 submissions and the updated Examination Library have now been published.

23 December 2019

The Deadline 2 submissions and the updated Examination Library have now been published.

10 December 2019

The Deadline 1 submissions have been published.

22 November 2019

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

06 November 2019

The Examining Authority carried out an Unaccompanied Site Inspection on 29 October 2019. A note of the inspection has been added to the Examination Library.

05 November 2019

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from ESP Utilities Group Ltd. This has been added to the Examination Library.

01 November 2019

Recording of the Preliminary Meeting – 30 October 2019 has been published.

31 October 2019
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
30 October 2019

The Examining Authority undertook an Unaccompanied Site Inspection on Wednesday 25 September 2019. A note of the visit has been published and added to the Examination Library.

30 September 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.

26 September 2019

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the Environment Agency. This has been added to the Examination Library.

25 September 2019

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from Highways England and Harlaxton Gas Networks Limited. These have been added to the Examination Library.

16 September 2019
Relevant representations published on the website
03 September 2019
Registration of interested parties closes
30 August 2019
Registration of interested parties begins
26 June 2019
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

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

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 30 April 2019.

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 DCLG pre-application guidance).

01 May 2019
  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
30 April 2019