Wrexham Energy Centre

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Wrexham Energy Centre was taken on 18 July 2017 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 (36 items)

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The Secretary of State has issued a Correction Notice and Correction Order for this project.

16 February 2018
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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the Secretary of State’s decision letter, the development consent order and the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation to the Secretary of State.

18 July 2017
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
18 July 2017
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have made a request for comments from the Applicant, Wales and West Utilities and Osborne Clarke.

The deadline for responses is Thursday 15 June 2017.

08 June 2017
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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have made a request for comments from the Applicant, Wales and West Utilities, SP Manweb plc/Scottish Power Energy Networks, Mr Gerard Owen and Earthworm Energy Limited.

08 May 2017
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
18 April 2017
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The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application on 19 January 2017. The Examining Authority will now report to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on or before 19 April 2017. View the letter notifying of the close of the examination.

20 January 2017
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Documents for Deadline 9 have been published.

Please note the deadline for the close of Examination is 19 January 2017.

19 January 2017
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Documents for Deadline 8 have been published.

Comments on responses to the ExA’s requests for further information as issued on 9 January 2017 can be submitted by Deadline 9, 17 January 2017.

13 January 2017
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The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information

The deadline for responses is Deadline 8: Thursday 12 January 2017.

09 January 2017
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Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

05 January 2017
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The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information and comments. The following have also been published:

The Examining Authority’s questions
A commentary on the draft Development Consent Order
The Report on the Implications for European Sites

The deadline for the submission of the information sought and for any comments is Deadline 7, Wednesday 4 January 2017.

12 December 2016
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Documents for Deadline 6 have been published.

05 December 2016
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28 November 2016
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15 November 2016
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Documents for Deadline 4 have been published.

08 November 2016
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31 October 2016
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The Examining Authority’s second written questions have now been issued.

The deadline for responses is Deadline 4: Friday 4 November 2016.

21 October 2016
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Documents for Deadline 3 have been Published.

10 October 2016
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The following items have now been published;

The audio files for the Hearings that took place on the 28 and 29 September have now been published.

A note of the Unaccompanied Site Inspection that took place on Wednesday 28 September

Please note that submissions are invited for deadline 3, Thursday 6 October 2016, as indicated in the examination timetable.

04 October 2016
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Documents for Deadline 2 have been Published.

The Accompanied Site Inspection and Hearing Agendas have now been published.

21 September 2016
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20 September 2016
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06 September 2016
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Documents for Deadline 1 have been published.

25 August 2016
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

02 August 2016
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
19 July 2016
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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.

24 June 2016
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Relevant representations published on the website
13 June 2016
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Registration of interested parties closes
31 May 2016
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Registration of interested parties begins
21 April 2016
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The application has been accepted for examination

13 April 2016
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
13 April 2016
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
18 March 2016