Keuper Gas Storage Project

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Keuper Gas Storage Project was taken on 15 March 2017 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 (35 items)

An application for a non-material change to the Keuper Gas Storage Project Development Consent Order has been made by Keuper Gas Storage 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
Bristol BS1 6PN

The deadline for receipt of representations is 11:59pm on Friday 06 January 2023

25 November 2022

The Secretary of State has issued a Correction Order and Notice for the Keuper Gas Storage Project.

15 August 2017

The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation

Secretary of State’s Decision Letter

Development Consent Order made by the Secretary of State

Notice of the Decision by the SoS (Reg 23)

Recommendation Report and Appendices

Submissions Received After the Close of Examination

15 March 2017
Decision made by the Secretary of State
15 March 2017
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
15 December 2016

The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application on 16 September 2016. The Examining Authority will now report to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on or before 16 December 2016. View the letter giving notice of the close of examination.

21 September 2016

Close of Examination

The examination closes at 11:59pm on Friday 16 September 2016.

Several additional submissions have been received. The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and agreed to accept these submissions.

16 September 2016
01 September 2016
22 August 2016
09 August 2016

A letter has been published giving details of a variation to the timetable.

Audio recordings from the Issue Specific Hearing on local environmental impacts of the project, the draft DCO and any other issues held on 28 July 2016 have been published.

02 August 2016

A Report on the Implications for European Sites is not required.

20 July 2016

The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on 28 July 2016 has been published.

19 July 2016
15 July 2016
07 July 2016
08 June 2016

The audio recordings for the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing and Issue Specific Hearings held 23 and 25-26 May 2016 have been published.

03 June 2016

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and agreed to accept this additional submission which was handed in at the Issue specific hearing on environmental issues held on 25 May 2016:
Mr and Mrs Wildman – Report on impact of proposed gas storage project on farm business

27 May 2016
23 May 2016

The agendas for the Compulsory Acquisition hearing and Issue Specific hearing and the Site Visit itinerary have been published.

17 May 2016
13 May 2016
06 May 2016
15 April 2016

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

23 March 2016
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
16 March 2016

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.

22 February 2016
Relevant representations published on the website
17 February 2016
Registration of interested parties closes
10 February 2016
Registration of interested parties begins
04 January 2016
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

22 December 2015
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
22 December 2015
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
24 November 2015