Drax Re-power

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Drax Re-power was taken on 04 October 2019 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 (40 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:

Notification of Decision Letter
Secretary of State Decision Letter
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Recommendation Report
Post-Examination Submissions
Regulation 31 Notice
Habitats Regulations Assessment

04 October 2019
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
04 October 2019
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
04 July 2019
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The deadline for close of examination is midnight 4 April 2019.

04 April 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 9 have now been published.

29 March 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 8 have now been published.

22 March 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.

21 February 2019
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The Action Points from Issue Specific Hearing 3 have now been published.

20 February 2019
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The Audio recordings for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2, Open Floor Hearing 3, and Issue Specific Hearing 3 have now been published.

13 February 2019
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The agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) has now been published.

06 February 2019
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The Deadline 6 Submissions have now been published.

06 February 2019
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A procedural decision has been issued relating to the Applicant’s proposed changes to the application.

The Notification letter for the hearings taking place on the 12 of February 2019 has been published.

The Examination Authority’s Further Written Questions have also been published.

15 January 2019
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The Deadline 5 Submissions have now been published.

10 January 2019
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The documents for deadline 4 have now been published.

14 December 2018
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision regarding an application for additional land.

The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision regarding the Site Reconfiguration Works and a request for further information.

An additional submission (Letter from North Yorkshire County Council) has been accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority.

03 December 2018
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An additional submission (6.2.9.10 Appendix 9.10 – Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment – Appendix 3 – Maps) has been accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority.

 

19 November 2018
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The preliminary meeting note and the submissions for deadline 2 have been published.

12 November 2018
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The notification letter for the Accompanied Site Inspection (4 December 2018) and  Hearings (4 December 2018 – 6 December 2018) has been published.

06 November 2018
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The submissions for deadline 1 have now been published.

19 October 2018
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 October 2018
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
04 October 2018
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The agenda for the forthcoming open floor hearing has been published.

24 September 2018
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11 September 2018
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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.

06 September 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
04 September 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
29 August 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
20 July 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

26 June 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
26 June 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
29 May 2018