River Humber Gas Pipeline Replacement Project

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for River Humber Gas Pipeline Replacement Project was taken on 25 August 2016 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 (35 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documentation:

Notice of the Decision by the SoS (Reg 23)
Secretary of State Decision Letter and Statement of Reasons
Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report
Habitat Regulations Assessment
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Post Examination Correspondence

The contact email address provided in the Notice of the Decision by the SoS is not currently available. An alternative contact email address is [email protected]

 

25 August 2016
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
25 August 2016
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The response to the secretary of state for the Department of Energy and Climate Change letter issued 13 July 2016 have now been published.

25 July 2016
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The secretary of state for the Department of Energy and Climate Change has issued a request for comments from the Applicant and Northern Gas Networks.

The deadline for response to this letter is 22 July 2016.

13 July 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
27 May 2016
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The Secretary of State has issued a Notification regarding a document submitted by The Environment Agency at deadline 6 that was not published during the examination out of error.

The deadline for the responses to the notification is Monday 9 May 2016.

25 April 2016
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The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application on 7 March 2016. The Examining Authority will now report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on or before 7 June 2016. View the letter notifying the close of the examination.

The Examining Authority wishes to thank all those who participated in the examination.

08 March 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 9 have been published.

07 March 2016
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Examination ends

07 March 2016
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The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 request for further information letter.

Documents received for Deadline 8 have been published.

26 February 2016
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Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

18 February 2016
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01 February 2016
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Documents for Deadline 6a have been published.

25 January 2016
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Documents for Deadline 6 have been published.

A Rule 17 Request for further information has also been issued.

14 January 2016
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A Rule 17 Request for further information has been issued to the Applicant, Natural England and RSPB.

Documents for Deadline 5 have been published.

The Rule 8(3) cancellation of January hearings has also been published.

07 January 2016
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Documents for Deadline 5 have been published.

The Rule 8(3) cancellation of January hearings has also been published.

23 December 2015
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The second round of written questions have now been published.

The Rule 8(3) cancellation of January hearings has also been published.

08 December 2015
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Documents for Deadline 4 have been published

01 December 2015
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The action points from the hearings held on the 17 and 18 November have been published.

The audio for the hearings have also been published:

Audio – 17 November
Audio – 18 November

20 November 2015
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Agendas for the issue specific hearings to be held on 17 and 18 November have now been published alongside two agenda schedules:

DCO agenda schedule
HRA/EIA agenda schedule

10 November 2015
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05 November 2015
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Documents in relation to deadline 2 have been published.

Notification of the hearings has been published

Accompanied Site Inspection
Please be advised that the Examining Authority will not be holding an accompanied site inspection on the 19 November 2015.

Open floor hearing
Please be advised that the Examining Authority will not be holding an open floor hearing under Section 93 of the PA 2008 on the 18 November 2015.

20 October 2015
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15 October 2015
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25 September 2015
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The Examining Authority’s first questions have been published.

18 September 2015
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

17 September 2015
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
09 September 2015
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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.

22 July 2015
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Relevant representations published on the website
14 July 2015
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Registration of interested parties closes
26 June 2015
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Registration of interested parties begins
21 May 2015
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The application has been accepted for examination

12 May 2015
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
12 May 2015
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
15 April 2015