York Potash Harbour Facilities Order

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for York Potash Harbour Facilities Order was taken on 20 July 2016 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 (30 items)

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A correction slip has been issued to correct an email address in the York Potash Harbour Facilities Order.

The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documentation:

Notice of the Decision by the SoS (Reg 23)
Secretary of State’s Decision Letter and Statement of Reasons
Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Post Examination Correspondence

28 September 2016
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
20 July 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
20 April 2016
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The Examining Authority has sent a letter giving notice that the examination closed at 23.59pm on 21 January 2016.

The ExA would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the examination through written submission and participation in oral hearings.

22 January 2016
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Responses to the Examining Authority’s request for information dated 6 January 2016 have been published. The deadline for comments on these responses is Wednesday 20 January 2016.

21 January 2016
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The Examining Authority has issued a request for information. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 13 January 2016, and any comments on responses by Wednesday 20 January 2016.

06 January 2016
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Submissions for Deadline 7 of 30 December 2015 have been published. Submissions include Responses to Comments on the Examining Authority’s draft Development Consent Order and the RIES.

31 December 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 6 of 16 December 2015 have been published. Submissions include Comments on the Examining Authority’s draft Development Consent Order and the RIES.

18 December 2015
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The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) and the Examining Authority’s Draft Development Consent Order have now been published.

The Examining Authority has also issued a request for comments on the RIES and draft DCO and request for information from the York Potash Ltd, Natural England, and the Marine Management Organisation. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 16 December 2015, and any comments on responses by Wednesday 30 December 2015.

The Examining Authority’s Rule 17 Letter is also available.

26 November 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 5 of 20 November 2015 have been published.

Submissions include:
Comments on responses to ExA’s second written questions

24 November 2015
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The Agendas for the hearings on 24 November 2015 have been published. The Agendas can be viewed at:

Agenda for the Development Consent Order hearing on 24 November 2015

Agenda for the Compulsory Acquisition hearing on 24 November 2015

19 November 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 4 of 6 November 2015 have been published.

Submissions include:

• Responses to ExA’s second written questions
• Comments on written submissions from hearings
• Any revised draft DCO from applicant

10 November 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 3 of 2 October 2015 have been published.

Submissions include:

Submissions following hearings in the week of commencing 21 September 2015:
• Written submissions made in lieu of oral submissions at hearings
• Summaries of oral submissions to the hearings
• Written responses to any questions put to the parties orally by the ExA at the hearings
• Any revised draft DCO from applicant

05 October 2015
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An itinerary for the Site Visit on 23 September 2015 has been published. The applicant has advised us that access to the application site will require personal protective equipment. Whilst the applicant is able to supply some equipment to visitors, parties who wish to disembark from the provided bus on the site will require safety boots, which the applicant cannot supply.

Parties are also reminded that the amount of seating on the bus is limited, and a limit to the number of seats made available to each party will be applied if necessary.

The visit will begin at the Wilton Visitors Centre, which is accessed via the south eastern access to the site. Anyone who arrives at the administrative building accessed via the southern access to the site (also called the Wilton Centre) will be met and redirected to the Visitors Centre before the visit begins.

21 September 2015
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Agendas for the Open Floor, Compulsory Acquisition and Draft DCO hearings on 24 and 25 September 2015, and an itinerary for the Site Visit on 23 September 2015, have been published.

No requests to attend the second Open Floor Hearing timetabled to take place at 5.00pm on 24 September 2015 were received, and that hearing has been cancelled. An Open Floor Hearing will take place at 10.00am on 24 September 2015, and any party who had intended to make submissions at 5.00pm is welcome to attend the earlier event.

16 September 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 2 of 7 September 2015 have now been published.

Submissions include:

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs
• Comments on Local Impact Reports
• Comments on responses to ExA’s first written questions
• Any revised draft DCO from applicant
• Any draft Development Consent Obligation from the applicant.

09 September 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 1 of 21 August 2015 have now been published.
Submissions include:

Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
• Comments on relevant representations (RRs) and submissions accepted at the preliminary meeting
• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
• Written representations (WRs) by all interested parties
• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
• Local Impact Report from any local authorities
• Any statements of Common Ground requested by ExA
• Responses to ExA’s first written questions
• Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition or Open Floor hearing
• Notification of wish to make oral representations at the issue specific hearing on the draft Development Consent Order (DCO)
• Notification of wish to attend an accompanied site visit, or submission on the itinerary for such a visit.

25 August 2015
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

27 July 2015
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
21 July 2015
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

19 June 2015
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Relevant representations published on the website
12 June 2015
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Registration of interested parties closes
08 June 2015
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Registration of interested parties begins
29 April 2015
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The application has been accepted for examination

21 April 2015
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 April 2015
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
27 March 2015
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On 14 January 2015, the applicant withdrew this application.

14 January 2015