Kemsley Paper Mill (K4) CHP Plant

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Kemsley Paper Mill (K4) CHP Plant was taken on 05 July 2019 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)

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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 Decision Letter
Development Consent Order as Made by the Secretary of State
Recommendation Report
Habitats Regulations Assessment
Regulation 31 Notice
Notification of Decision Letter

05 July 2019
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
05 July 2019
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The Applicant has responded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s request for comments and provided supporting RPS Technical Note.

07 June 2019
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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested comments from the Applicant by 7 June 2019 (extended from 31 May 2019).

24 May 2019
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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested comments from the Applicant by 31 May 2019.

23 May 2019
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Swale Borough Council and  the Applicant have responded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s request for comments.

17 May 2019
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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested comments from the Applicant and Swale Borough Council by 16 May 2019.

02 May 2019
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
08 April 2019
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Examination ends

08 January 2019
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04 January 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 8 have now been published.

24 December 2018
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The Applicant has submitted amended documents which have been accepted by the Examining Authority. Comments from all parties are invited no later than 12 noon on Monday 24 December 2018. The Examination timetable has been amended.

12 December 2018
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21 November 2018
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14 November 2018
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Documents have been submitted by the Applicant and accepted as Additional Submissions at the discretion of the Examining Authority.

17 October 2018
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The Examining Authority has decided that the Issue Specific Hearings scheduled to take place (if required) on the 6 and 7 November 2018 are now not required.

05 October 2018
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01 October 2018
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21 September 2018
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18 September 2018
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An itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection and agenda for the Open Floor Hearing have been published.

03 September 2018
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The submissions for deadline 2 have now been published.

22 August 2018
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The submissions for deadline 1 have now been published.

01 August 2018
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties.

24 July 2018
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

24 July 2018
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
17 July 2018
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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.

18 June 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
14 June 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
08 June 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
02 May 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

26 April 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
26 April 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
06 April 2018