Dogger Bank Teesside A&B

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Dogger Bank Teesside A&B was taken on 05 August 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 (36 items)

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The Secretary of State 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
Examining Authority Recommendation Report
The Planning Inspectorate’s Notice of Decision by Secretary of State 
Post Examination Correspondence
Habitats Regulations Assessment

05 August 2015
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
05 August 2015
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The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 5 May 2015. The Secretary of State has 3 months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published on this page of the website once a decision has been made.

View the examination Library

12 June 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
05 May 2015
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Please note the examination has now closed and a copy of the notification letter is now published.

The final updated Document Library has also been published.

06 February 2015
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A Rule 17 letter containing the Panel’s further written questions addressing specific matters arising from written representations submitted at Deadline IX has been published. The examination timetable has been amended to facilitate the publication of these questions. The responses / any written representations containing new material must be made by Deadline X on 2 February 2015. Comments on submitted written representations must be made by new Deadline XI on 4 February 2015. The examination will still close at 2pm on 5 February 2015.

29 January 2015
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A Rule 17 letter containing the Panel’s final written questions has been published. The responses / any written representations containing new material must be made by Deadline IX on 27 January 2015. Comments on submitted written representations must be made by Deadline X on 2 February 2015.

The examination will close at 2pm on 5 February 2015.

21 January 2015
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Audio and an action list from the hearing held on 13 January 2015 and a note of the accompanied site inspection held on 14 January 2015 have been published

16 January 2015
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The Agenda for the continued Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 13 January 2015 and arrangements for accompanied site inspections on 13 and / or 14 January 2015 have been published.

02 January 2015
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23 December 2014
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The Report on the Implications for European site (RIES) has now been published along with a letter informing of this.

19 December 2014
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A notice for a further hearing of compulsory acquisition matters that were not fully heard on 4 December 2014 has been issued.

The further hearing will be held on 13 January 2015. A programme for additional site inspections has been issued and these will be held on 13 and or 14 January 2015.

Download the letters below:
Rule 13 letter
Rules 8(3) and 9 letter

08 December 2014
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The Agendas and site visit itinerary for w/c 1 December 2014 have been published, the ExA’s procedural decision – changes to application have been published and an updated document library has also been published.

26 November 2014
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The Panel’s notes of accompanied site visits on 11 November and 13 November 2014 have been published.

Action points from the hearings of 11 – 13 November 2014 have been published.

Audio files for these hearings have also been published.

19 November 2014
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Action points from the hearings of 11 – 13 November 2014 have been published.

18 November 2014
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04 November 2014
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The Panel’s second written questions and requests for information have been published.

28 October 2014
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A document containing action points relating to Issue Specific Hearings held on 14-16 October 2014 has been published.

Please also note that there has been a slight problem with the sound quality of the audio recordings, but once rectified these will be uploaded to the web as soon as practicable.

17 October 2014
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06 October 2014
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The ExA has issued a Rule 17 letter regarding requested changes to compulsory acquisition proposals.

01 October 2014
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16 September 2014
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A document library has been published for this project.

Please note that the document from Tees valley Unlimited was submitted for Deadline I but has been published after the deadline.

03 September 2014
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The Examining Authority’s first written questions have now been updated to correct errors in Question 5.6 and 11.8. These questions are directed to the applicant, Fisherman Groups, Marine Management Organisation and all Interested Parties.

19 August 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 August 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
05 August 2014
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The date for confirming attendance at the Preliminary Meeting is set out in the Rule 6 letter as Friday 28 July 2014, please note however this is incorrect and should read as ‘Monday 28 July 2014’.

15 July 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.

11 July 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
16 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
25 April 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

23 April 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
23 April 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
28 March 2014