North Killingholme Power Project

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for North Killingholme Power Project was taken on 11 September 2014 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 (55 items)

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On 26 October 2015 the Secretary of State issued a correction order and notice for this application.

27 October 2015
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The Examining Authority has determined an application for an award of costs made by Able Humber Ports Limited dated 8 April 2014

02 February 2015
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The Examining Authority has determined an application for an award of costs made by Able Humber Ports Limited relating to compulsory acquisition

28 November 2014
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 September 2014
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The Examining Authority issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State on 11 June 2014. A decision will be published within 3 months. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

13 June 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
11 June 2014
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C.Gen Killingholme Limited submitted further documentation on 9 May 2014 in response to the consultation currently being undertaken by DECC during the Recommendation stage.

14 May 2014
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A further version of the Applicant’s Development Consent Order dated 11 March 2014 Version 6, was submitted by the Applicant on the last day of the examination. Although the covering letter accompanying the Development Consent Order Version 6 was published on the Planning Portal on 9 May 2014, due to an administrative error, the Applicant’s final version Development Consent Order was not published on the North Killingholme Project Page of the Planning Portal at the same time.

Interested Parties wishing to comment on the Development Consent Order Version 6 may do so. However, such comments will not be considered as part of the Examining Authority’s Report for recommendation, instead, forwarded to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by the Planning Inspectorate for consideration.

09 May 2014
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Following the letter from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to SMart Wind Ltd, declining a request to extend the North Killingholme examination, a period up until midnight 11 April has been allowed for SMart Wind Ltd and the Applicant to supply agreed Protective Provisions or a joint statement setting out the issues relating to the proposed Protective Provisions on which they agree. Any party may wish to make separate representations relating to the proposed Protective Provisions – responses are sought by 11 April 2014.

Representations will be published on the National Infrastructure website on behalf of DECC for any other party to comment on and those representations and comments will be made available to the Secretary of State before a decision is made. The Examining Authority will not consider any such submissions submitted during the Recommendation Stage nor will they form part of their Recommendation Report, instead, these will be forwarded to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change alongside the Examining Authority’s Report for Recommendation.

26 March 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter to all interested parties, informing them that it completed its examination at 11.59pm on 11 March 2014.

14 March 2014
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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has written to SMart Wind, declining their request for an extension to the examination.

14 March 2014
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Request to extend the examination
A written request was received from SMart Wind Ltd as agents on behalf of Heron Wind Ltd, Njord Ltd and Vi Aura Ltd (developer of Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms project 1) and Optimus Wind Ltd and Breesea Ltd (developer of Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms project 2) on 11 March 2014 to extend the time period of the current examination timetable. The Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change will consider this request and make a decision in due course.

12 March 2014
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11 March 2014
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The Examination Authority has issued a procedural decision and a variation to the timetable dated 7 March 2014.

07 March 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision and variation to the timetable dated 3 March 2014.

04 March 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision and variation to the timetable.

21 February 2014
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The audio files from the Compulsory Acquisition hearings on 11 – 13 February and the S.127 hearing on 12 February have now been published.

11 February audio files

12 February audio files

13 February audio file

17 February 2014
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The audio files from the Issue Specific hearings on 4, 5 and 6 February have now been published:

4 February audio files

5 February audio files

6 February audio files

13 February 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision and variation to the timetable.

07 February 2014
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05 February 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision and variation to the timetable.

03 February 2014
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The agendas for the Issue Specific Hearings on the Draft DCO (4 Feb), Habitats, Ecology and Conservation (5 Feb) and Traffic and Transport (6 Feb) have been published.

29 January 2014
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The partial note covering the section of missing audio from the Issue Specific Hearing on the Draft Development Consent Order, held on the 20 November 2013, has been published.

10 January 2014
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20 December 2013
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The Examining Authority’s second round of questions have been published along with a notification of hearings and a procedural decision involving variations to the timetable.

View the Examining Authority’s letter

16 December 2013
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The summaries of the oral representations made at the hearings held between 20-22 November 2013 and 26-29 November have been published.

10 December 2013
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The audio recordings from the hearings held between 20-22 November 2013 and 26-29 November are now available

04 December 2013
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The response to the deadline of 2 December 2013 has been published.
View the response

04 December 2013
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03 December 2013
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The responses to the rule 8 deadline of 11 November 2013 have been published.

15 November 2013
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The responses to the rule 8 deadline of the 14 October 2013 have been published.

22 October 2013
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The applicant’s cover letter relating to the Rule 8 letter deadline of the 14 October has been published.

22 October 2013
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The procedural decision relating to changes to the order limit has been published

The accepted documents have also been published

04 October 2013
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Responses to the proposed changes in the order limit have been published.

View the responses
30 September 2013
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The errata list for North Killingholme has been published

20 September 2013
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

20 September 2013
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The Audio files from the Preliminary Meeting has been published

Part 1 (MP3 43 MB)
Part 2 (MP3 90 MB)

16 September 2013
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The developer’s suggested changes to the order limit have been published.

12 September 2013
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
11 September 2013
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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 August 2013
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Relevant representations published on the website
27 June 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
21 June 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
09 May 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

19 April 2013
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
19 April 2013
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
25 March 2013