Internal Power Generation Enhancement for Port Talbot Steelworks

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Internal Power Generation Enhancement for Port Talbot Steelworks was taken on 08 December 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 statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at enquiries@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (41 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following documents:

Secretary of State’s decision letter
Development consent order
Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State
Notice of the decision by the Secretary of State
Habitats Regulations Assessment

08 December 2015
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
08 December 2015
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Responses to the request for comments by the Department of Energy and Climate change in their letter dated 29 October 2015 have now been published.

12 November 2015
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change have granted an extension to the deadline for comments on the application, requested in their letter to the Applicant, Associated British Ports and Natural Resources Wales.

The revised deadline is 23:59 on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

10 November 2015
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A letter from the Department for Energy and Climate Change to the Applicant, Associated British Ports and Natural Resources Wales requesting comments on the application has been published.

Interested parties are also welcome to respond, the deadline for any responses is 10 November 2015.

29 October 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
09 September 2015
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The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application at 23:59 on 9 June 2015. The Examining Authority will now report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on or before 9 September 2015, who are expected to make their decision no later than 9 December 2015.

That decision and the Examining Authority’s report will be published on this website when a decision is made. The Examining Authority wishes to thank all those who participated in the examination.

A number of documents, which were received before the close of examination on Tuesday 9 June 2015, have been accepted by the Examining Authority into the examination and have been published.

11 June 2015
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The following submissions in response to the ExA’s rule 17 letter dated 20 May 2015 have now been published:

Associated British Ports

Tata Steel UK Ltd

09 June 2015
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Examination ends

09 June 2015
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Responses to the Examining Authority’s letter dated 15 May 2015, requesting further information, have been published.

Responses to the Examining Authority’s letter dated 20 May 2015, requesting further information, have been published.

In addition the Applicant has submitted:

Draft Development Consent Order (Revision 5)
Comparison version showing changes made between revisions 4 & 5

If you have any comments on these responses, these should be received no later than Friday 5 June 2015.

29 May 2015
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An additional letter (dated 20 May 2015) containing the Examining Authority’s further written questions has been published.

21 May 2015
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A letter containing the Examining Authority’s further written questions has been published.

15 May 2015
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12 May 2015
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The following agendas have now been published:

Issue Specific Hearing 15 April 2015

Open Floor Hearing 15 April 2015

01 April 2015
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Submissions received for Deadline 5 (19 March 2015) have been published.

On 19 March a letter giving Notification of additional Hearings was published.

20 March 2015
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19 March 2015
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04 March 2015
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16 February 2015
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Submissions received for Deadline 2 (5 February 2015) have been published.

Please also note that the agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order has been published

06 February 2015
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A Rule 17 letter, issued by the Examining Authority, requesting further information from the Welsh Government has now been published.

03 February 2015
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A Rule 17 letter issued by Examining Authority requesting further information from the applicant has now been published.

30 January 2015
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Please note that the Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and agreed to accept the following as a late submission for Deadline 1 by National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc:

Written Representation by National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc

26 January 2015
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

18 December 2014
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Examination begins
10 December 2014
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Preliminary Meeting takes place
09 December 2014
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

13 November 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
29 October 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
22 October 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
15 September 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

02 September 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
02 September 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
07 August 2014