Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) Power Station

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) Power Station was taken on 28 October 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 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 (31 items)

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Notification of the decision of the Secretary of State to make an order making non- material changes to the Development Consent Order.

20 September 2018
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An application for a non-material change to the Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Development Consent Order has been made by Ferrybridge MFE 2 Limited.

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

National Infrastructure
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for receipt of representations is 16 February 2018.

11 January 2018
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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has issued the following documents:

Correction Notice dated 12 July 2016

The Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 Power Station (Correction) Order 2016

12 July 2016
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Correspondence between DECC and Dalton Warner Davis LLP regarding the transfer of the benefit of the Order has been published.

01 July 2016
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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 and statement of reasons

Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State

Examining Authority recommendation report

Notice of decision by Secretary of State

28 October 2015
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
28 October 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
29 July 2015
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The examination closed on 29 April 2015. The Examining Authority has issued a notification of close of examination. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will have 3 months in which to make their decision.

17 June 2015
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Examination ends

29 April 2015
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20 April 2015
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07 April 2015
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The audio recording of the open floor hearing held on 17 March and the issue specific hearing (part 1) (part 2) held on 18 March have now been published.

20 March 2015
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All submissions received for Deadline III (12 March 2015) have now been published.

18 March 2015
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The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on the DCO on 18 March 2015 has now been published.

12 March 2015
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18 February 2015
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Submissions for Deadline I – 22 January 2015 have now been published and include:

– Written representations
– Responses to ExA’s first written questions
– Local impact reports

26 January 2015
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The examination timetable (Rule 8) has been sent to interested parties and the Examination Authority’s first written questions and requests has been published.

18 December 2014
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 December 2014
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The audio recording of the Preliminary Meeting held on 4 December 2014 is now available.

09 December 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
04 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 Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

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

20 August 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
20 August 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 July 2014