Abergelli Power

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Abergelli Power was taken on 19 September 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 (37 items)

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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 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
Recommendation Report Appendices
Regulation 23 Notice
Notification of Decision Letter

19 September 2019
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
19 September 2019
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20 August 2019
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On 26 July 2019 the Secretary of State wrote to the Applicant and Welsh Government seeking further information in relation to the project. Responses are due by Friday 9 August 2019.

26 July 2019
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
10 July 2019
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The Examination closed at 23.59 on 10 April 2019.

11 April 2019
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The Applicant has submitted an updated section 106 Agreement, which has been signed by APL and CCS. The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the document into the Examination.

10 April 2019
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Examination ends

10 April 2019
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Deadline 7 responses have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

08 April 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept a late Deadline 6  submission from National Grid. The letter has been published and added to the Examination Library.

27 March 2019
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Deadline 6 submissions have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

20 March 2019
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06 March 2019
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Deadline 5 submissions have now been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

22 February 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept late Deadline 4 submissions from the City and County of Swansea. These have now been published and added to the Examination Library.

12 February 2019
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It has been brought to our attention that there is a discrepancy between the explanatory letter dated 29 January 2019 and the amended timetable set out in Annex A. For the avoidance of doubt the deadlines are those set out in Annex A. Apologies for any confusion caused.

30 January 2019
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A letter amending the Examination Timetable has been published.

29 January 2019
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The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

11 January 2019
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The audio recordings for the December 2018 hearings have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

18 December 2018
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It has come to our attention that there is a discrepancy between the timing of Issue Specific Hearings on Thursday 13 December 2018. For the avoidance of doubt the Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order will take place at 10.00 and the Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters will take place at 14.00.

12 December 2018
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The Open Floor Hearing Agenda has been revised to include the correct start time (19:00). Apologies for any confusion caused.

11 December 2018
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Deadline 2 responses have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

05 December 2018
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The Deadline 1 Submissions have now been published.

13 November 2018
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

17 October 2018
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Examination begins
11 October 2018
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Preliminary Meeting takes place
10 October 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.

12 September 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
08 August 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
02 August 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
03 July 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

21 June 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 June 2018
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The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see MHCLG guidance on the pre-application process for major infrastructure projects).

01 June 2018
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  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
25 May 2018