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:
The Deadline 7 Submissions have now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a request for information from the Applicant under Rule 17. This has been added to the Examination Library.
Deadline 6 submissions have now been published.
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.
The Rule 17 – Request for further information has now been Published.
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.
The following documents have been published and added to the Examination Library:
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.
The letter from the Examining Authority giving Notification of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection in January, has now been published.
The Examination Library has been updated
The Deadline 1 submissions have been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
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.
Recording of the Preliminary Meeting – 30 October 2019 has been published.
- 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
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).
- Application expected from applicant
- Application received by the Planning Inspectorate