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)
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application.
For further information, please refer to the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons, the Secretary of State’s Habitats Regulation Assessment, the development consent order (republished 22 April 2013 to reflect a footnote correction) and the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Audio recordings of hearings have now been published on the hearings page.
Responses to the ExA’s deadline for comments (11 May 2012) and to the ExA’s request for further information have been published. The latter relate to questions asked by the Examining Authority in Annex B of a notice issued on 24 April.
A notice has been published regarding issue specific and open floor hearings taking place during May and June.
The examination timetable (rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties.
The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins