Kentish Flats Extension

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Kentish Flats Extension was taken on 19 February 2013 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 (24 items)

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
19 February 2013
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The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has asked the Planning Inspectorate to facilitate consultation on the environmental information recently received in relation to an application for a further phase of the London Array windfarm insofar as it relates to the Kentish Flats Extension application.

For further information and to view the consultation documents, go to the DECC Consultation page.

05 December 2012
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
29 November 2012
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A revised deadline is in effect for submission of the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation report for this application under regulation 9(5) of The Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010. The new deadline is 5 December 2012.

20 November 2012
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The Examining Authority issued a letter on 20 August 2012 notifying Interested Parties of the completion of the examination under section 99 of the Planning Act 2008.

20 August 2012
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Examination ends

20 August 2012
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The Examining Authority issued a letter on 7 August asking for further information under rule 17 in relation to The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2012.

07 August 2012
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Comments on the draft Development Consent Order, Report on the Implications for European Sites and responses to further questions (in response to the Examining Authority’ letter of 28 June 2012) have now been published. View the comments below:
The Developer’s comments and responses to R17 questions (ZIP 16 MB)
Canterbury City Council’s response to question R17 – 9 (PDF 78 KB)
Kent County Council’s Late response to Question R17 – 12, accepted for consideration by ExA on 29 May 2012 (PDF 29 KB)
London Array Limited’s response to question R17-13 (PDF 148 KB)
The RSPB’s response to questions R17-27, R17-28 and R17-29 (PDF 617 KB)
The Port of London Authority’s response to question R17 – 17 (PDF 216 KB)

07 August 2012
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The Examining Authority issued a letter on 28 June 2012 containing its Draft Development Consent Order, Report on the Implications for European Sites, further questions and a revised timetable. Comments are invited by the 23 July 2012.

29 June 2012
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Audio recordings of hearings have now been published on the hearings page.

08 June 2012
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The Examining Authority issued a revised timetable on 1 June and further questions under rule 17 on 6 June. The deadline for responses to the additional questions under rule 17 is the 19 June 2012.

07 June 2012
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A notice has been published regarding issue specific and open floor hearings taking place during May and June.

01 May 2012
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The examination timetable (rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties.

05 March 2012
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

05 March 2012
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
22 February 2012
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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.

26 January 2012
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Relevant representations published on the website
11 January 2012
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Registration of interested parties closes
06 January 2012
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Registration of interested parties begins
28 November 2011
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
10 November 2011
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
14 October 2011