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 (34 items)
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation
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.
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.
Submissions received for Deadline 9 (26 August 2016) have been published.
Submissions received for Deadline 8 (19 August 2016) have been published.
Submissions received for Deadline 7 (5 August 2016) have been published.
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.
A Report on the Implications for European Sites is not required.
The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on 28 July 2016 has been published.
Submissions for Deadline 6 (14 July 2016) have been published.
Submissions for Deadline 5 (5 July 2016) have been published.
Submissions received for Deadline 4 (7 June 2016) have been published.
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
Submissions received for Deadline 3 (17 May 2016) have been published.
Highways England’s deadline 2 submission has now been published.
Submissions received for Deadline 2 (29 April 2016) have been published.
Submissions received for Deadline 1 (13 April 2016) 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.