Navitus Bay Wind Park

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Navitus Bay Wind Park was taken on 11 September 2015 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 (32 items)

As advised in our Privacy Notice, five years after the Secretary of State’s decision is issued, all remaining published documents associated with an application are removed from the National Infrastructure Planning website, with the exception of the following which are retained in line with our document retention policy:

  • The Secretary of State’s decision notice and statement of reasons;
  • If made, the Development Consent Order;
  • The Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report and associated appendices;
  • Any documents relating to material/non-material change applications;
  • Any correction notices; and
  • All section 51 advice issued in respect of an application.

As such, the purpose of this banner is to highlight that we will shortly remove all documents, except those listed above.

23 September 2020
Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 September 2015

The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 11 June 2015. The Secretary of State has 3 months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published on this page of the website once a decision has been made.

11 June 2015
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
11 June 2015

The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application at 12 Midnight on 11 March 2015. The panel will now report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on or before 11 June 2015, who is expected to make a decision on or before 11 September 2015.

That decision and the panel’s report will be published on this website when a decision is made. The panel have asked us to thank all those who participated in the examination.

A number of documents, which were received before the close of examination on Wednesday 11 March 2015 and have been accepted by the Examining Authority into the examination have been published.

12 March 2015

The Examining Authority’s Report on the Implications for European sites (RIES)and Draft DCO have now been published.

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 and 8(3) letter requesting further information and informing of a timetable variation.

26 February 2015
09 January 2015
15 December 2014
05 December 2014

Notification of site visit dates and itinerary have been published.

The action points from hearings held on 18, 19 and 20 November have been published.

18 November – action points
19 November – action points
20 November – action points

A supplementary agenda for Thursday 27 November has been published

The agenda for the open floor hearing to be held on 2 December 2014 in the Isle of Wight has been published

25 November 2014
17 October 2014

The agenda for the open floor hearing on the 14 October has been published.

Please note a correction to the Examining authority’s first questions, Q14.9 should read as follows:
Can the applicant explain the purpose of paragraph (6) of Article 7 of the DCO and why it is considered necessary?

07 October 2014

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

22 September 2014

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

22 September 2014

The Audio from the Preliminary Meeting held on Thursday 11 September 2014 is now available. Please note: Due to a technical problem the first 10 minutes of the audio (Introductions) is not available to hear. This will be covered in a written note of the meeting which will be published shortly.

Audio Part 1:

Audio Part 2:

A table of the Unaccompanied site visit locations undertaken by the Examining Authority is available to view.

Notification of the Open Floor Hearing on 14 October 2014 has been published and is available to view.

15 September 2014
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
11 September 2014

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.

31 July 2014
Relevant representations published on the website
26 June 2014
Registration of interested parties closes
23 June 2014
Registration of interested parties begins
13 May 2014

The application has been accepted for examination 

View the letter

Drop in event in Bournemouth

Join Planning Inspectorate staff in Bournemouth on 22 May 2014 to find out about the application process. See the poster for locations and times.

09 May 2014
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

08 May 2014
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
08 May 2014
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
10 April 2014