Mona Offshore Wind Farm

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 (16 items)

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to invite the following parties to the Preliminary Meeting as ‘Other Persons’:

The Examination Library (PDF, 361 KB) has been updated.

18 June 2024

The notification of preliminary meeting (‘Rule 6 letter’) has been sent. The letter also includes the draft examination timetable and initial assessment of principal issues.

View the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 841KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 363KB) has been updated.

10 June 2024

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.

07 June 2024
Relevant representations published on the website
10 May 2024
Registration of interested parties closes
06 May 2024

Register online

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

The Examination Library (PDF, 296 KB) has been updated.

24 April 2024

Register online The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submission:

The Examination Library (PDF, 295 KB) has been updated.

19 April 2024

It has recently been brought to our attention that the closing date for the
Relevant Representation period was not visible on the project web page. Register online

This has now been rectified. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Registration closes on 6 May 2024 at 23:59.

10 April 2024

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the Applicant relating to additional information requested in the Section 51 advice (PDF, 199 KB) from the Planning Inspectorate dated 21 March 2024.

The Examination Library (PDF, 276 KB) will be updated shortly.

You can now register as an Interested Party  Register online

If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the helpline on 0303 444 5000 or email the project mailbox, as found on the project page, for advice on how to register.

05 April 2024
Registration of interested parties begins
28 March 2024
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

27 March 2024
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 March 2024

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 22 February 2024.

The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website if the application is accepted for examination.

23 February 2024
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
22 February 2024
Application expected from applicant
21 February 2024