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 statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at enquiries@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (34 items)

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

15 August 2017
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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
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
15 March 2017
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
15 December 2016
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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
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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
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01 September 2016
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22 August 2016
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09 August 2016
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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
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A Report on the Implications for European Sites is not required.

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

19 July 2016
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15 July 2016
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07 July 2016
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08 June 2016
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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
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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
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23 May 2016
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The agendas for the Compulsory Acquisition hearing and Issue Specific hearing and the Site Visit itinerary have been published.

17 May 2016
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13 May 2016
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06 May 2016
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15 April 2016
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

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

22 February 2016
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Relevant representations published on the website
17 February 2016
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Registration of interested parties closes
10 February 2016
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Registration of interested parties begins
04 January 2016
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The application has been accepted for examination

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