HyNet Carbon Dioxide Pipeline

What happens next

Details of the Preliminary Meeting will be announced here shortly.

The Examining Authority will carry out an Initial Assessment of Principal Issues derived from its reading of the application and the Relevant Representations received and set a date for the Preliminary Meeting.

Interested Parties will receive an invitation to the Preliminary Meeting which is to discuss procedural matters only, and is held in public. It is not essential to attend the Preliminary Meeting. Whether or not an Interested Party chooses to attend the Preliminary Meeting, they will still be sent details of how to further take part in the Examination.

The Procedural Decision made after the Preliminary Meeting will be published on our website and will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000. Importantly, this Procedural Decision will set the timetable for the Examination. The Examination Timetable will, amongst other things, set deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties.

If you are an Interested Party, either because you are one of the specific bodies cited in s102 of the Planning Act 2008 or have submitted a Relevant Representation, you will receive notifications about the Examination and a copy of the Secretary of State’s decision on the application once that is made.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (18 items)

The Examining Authority (ExA) has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submission:

Please note, the publication of any letter or supporting documentation relating to the proposed change does not indicate that the change has been accepted by the ExA. Any comments/ responses on the merits of the application should be made in respect of the application as it was originally submitted.

The Examination Library (PDF, 383 KB) has been updated.

23 March 2023

The recording and transcript of the Preliminary Meeting held on 20 March 2023 have now been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 370 KB) has been updated.

21 March 2023
Examination begins
21 March 2023

For those wishing to observe the Preliminary Meeting that will be held on 20 March 2023, here are the links to the livestream (which remain the same for all Hearings relating to this project):

To watch without simultaneous translation: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/cy-hynet-carbon-dioxide-pipeline

To watch with simultaneous translation from Welsh to English: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/en-hynet-carbon-dioxide-pipeline

17 March 2023

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the Applicant relating to remaining additional information requested in the Section 51 advice from the Planning Inspectorate dated 31 October 2022 (PDF, 138KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 365KB) has been updated.

14 March 2023

Submissions for Procedural Deadline A have now been published and added to the Examination Library (PDF, 336 KB)

10 March 2023

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.

20 February 2023

Following appointment of the Examining Authority on 17 January 2023, the documents below have now been formally accepted by the Examining Authority and published as Additional Submissions:

The Examining Authority carried out Unaccompanied Site Inspections on Tuesday 15 November 2022 (PDF, 86KB) and Wednesday 16 November 2022.(PDF, 70KB)  The notes have now been published.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 272KB).

19 January 2023
Relevant representations published on the website
19 January 2023
Registration of interested parties closes
13 January 2023
Registration of interested parties begins
01 December 2022

The Applicant has submitted the following documents:

A decision on whether these will be accepted into the Examination will be made once the Examining Authority has been appointed.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 265KB).

17 November 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

31 October 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
31 October 2022

The application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 03 October 2022.

The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website 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 government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

06 October 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
03 October 2022
Application expected from applicant
30 June 2022