Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 07 November 2014 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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The Marine Management Organisation has published a second notice of a variation to Deemed Marine Licences regarding the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

25 May 2018
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The Marine Management Organisation has published a notice of a variation to Deemed Marine Licences regarding the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

09 August 2017
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The Secretary of State has decided under paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 6 to the 2008 Act to make non-material changes to the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm Order 2014 and published The Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm (Amendment) Order 2016.

29 July 2016
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A consultation letter has been sent by DECC, giving opportunity to comment on representations received. The deadline for response is Friday 11 March 2016.

26 February 2016
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An application for a non-material change to the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm Development Consent Order has been made by DONG Energy.

Representations received in response have now been published.

23 February 2016
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An application for a non-material change to the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm Development Consent Order has been made by DONG Energy.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

Hannah Dickson
Major Applications & Plans
3/18 Eagle Wing
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for making a representation is Thursday 18 February 2016.

12 January 2016
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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documents:

Secretary of State’s decision letter
Development Consent Order
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Examining Authority’s Report
Notice of the decision
Correspondence received

Please note: The Secretary of State has issued a correction order and notice for this application:

Correction Order
Correction Notice

07 November 2014
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
07 November 2014
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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change now invites any comments interested parties may wish to make in relation to the responses received to its consultation. A letter explaining this further has been published.

06 October 2014
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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has received two submissions since the close of the examination and is inviting comments on these submissions. A letter explaining this further has been published. Please submit your comments to the Planning Inspectorate by Friday 3 October 2014.

19 September 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
07 August 2014
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The examination closed on 12 May 2014 at 12:00am. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will have 3 months in which to make their decision.

The Section 99 letter has now been published.

13 May 2014
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30 April 2014
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On 14 April 2014 the Examining Authority issued the following:

Report on the Implications on European Sites
Draft DCO
Schedule of comments on the draft DCO

On 10 April 2014 the Examining Authority issued a request for further information on aviation.

14 April 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information on aviation.

09 April 2014
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Agenda published for the issue specific hearing on the draft development consent order taking place on 27 January

20 January 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

20 November 2013
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
12 November 2013
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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.

16 October 2013
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Relevant representations published on the website
26 September 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
20 September 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
10 August 2013
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
22 July 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

19 July 2013
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  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
28 June 2013