What happens next
A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 16 July 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 (29 items)
Following grant of development consent for this application, the Marine Management Organisation has agreed to vary the deemed marine licence. Full information, including the varied deemed marine licence, is available on the MMO’s public register.
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application.
For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation:
Decision letter and Statement of Reasons from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Examining Authority’s Recommendation report submitted to the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Environmental Assessment report
Section 135 letter from the Crown Estate
Certificate under Section 132(10) of the Planning Act 2008
The Examining Authority issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State on 17 April 2014. A decision will be published within 3 months. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.
A letter notifying parties of further published documents is available.
The examination has closed. 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 Examining Authority has issued a request for further information in accordance with Rule 17 of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010.
The Examining Authority has issued a letter to all interested parties requesting comments on the following documents:
– Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
– Draft Development Consent Order
The following hearing agendas have been published:
– s.127 hearing on 27 November 2013
– Compulsory Acquisition hearing on 27 & 28 November 2013
– Issue Specific hearing: Development Consent Order and Deemed Marine Licenses on 5 – 6 December 2013
– Issue Specific hearing: Biodiversity, biological environment and ecology including Habitats Regulations assessment on 4 December 2013
The s127 application relating to the interests of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd has been withdrawn.
Agendas have now been published for the issue specific hearings being held on 30 October – 7 November 2013:
30 October – Biodiversity, biological environment and ecology including Habitats Regulation assessment
31 October – Landscape / seascape and visual impact
1 November – Socio-economic impacts including commercial fishing
6 – 7 November – Issue Specific hearing Development Consent order and Deemed marine Licenses
The applicant’s response to the Rule 17 request regarding Habitats Regulations Assessment has been published.
The applicant’s response to the agendas for the DCO Issue Specific Hearings on 6 and 7 November was published on 5 November 2013.
A Rule 17 letter has been issued in relation to Habitats Regulations Assessment and Compulsory Acquisition matters.
A notification has been published setting out topics for the Issue Specific Hearings to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2013, Thursday 31 October 2013, and Friday 1 November 2013.
An itinerary for the accompanied site visit on 25 and 26 September has now been issued. Please note some minor changes from the itinerary previously advised in our notification letter of 21 August 2013.
Audio recordings of the open floor hearings that took place on 11 and 12 September have been published.
A note of the actions arising from the issue specific hearing on 28 and 29 August 2013 has now been published.
A notification of forthcoming hearings has been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
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.
The application has been accepted for examination
- Application expected from applicant
- Application received by the Planning Inspectorate