South Humber Bank Energy Centre

What happens next

Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 October 2020. Invitations to this meeting have been sent to Interested Parties. Part 2 of the Preliminary Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

The Preliminary Meeting is held in public and concerns procedural matters only. It is not essential to attend the Preliminary Meeting. Whether or not an Interested Party chooses to attend the Preliminary Meeting, they will still be sent details of how to further take part in the Examination.

The Procedural Decision, setting the timetable for the Examination including deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties, will be made after the Preliminary Meeting and will be published on this project page. It will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

If you are an Interested Party, either because you are one of the specific bodies cited in s102 of the Planning Act 2008 or have submitted a Relevant Representation, you will receive notifications about the Examination and a copy of the Secretary of State’s decision on the application once that is made.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

have not been identified by the Applicant; and
did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (13 items)

The Rule 6 letter – Notification of the preliminary meeting and matters to be discussed (PDF, 604 KB) has been issued.

This includes details of the PM, the draft Examination Timetable and other related matters.

Interested Parties wishing to participate in the PM must complete the Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form (by Procedural Deadline A (Tuesday 8 October 2020).

Further information is contained in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF, 161 KB) document.

23 September 2020

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.

23 September 2020

The note of the Examining Authority’s Unaccompanied Site Inspection (PDF, 112kb) conducted on 25 August 2020 has now been published.

Site Availability

This site will be unavailable between 18:00 and 20:00 on Monday 14 September 2020 whilst maintenance work is carried out.

11 September 2020

The Examining Authority has used his discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Cadent Gas Limited (PDF 87kb) requesting the withdrawal of its Relevant Representation.

08 September 2020

The Examining Authority has issued a letter to request further information, with an accompanying Questionnaire, to help seek views regarding future events.

The deadline for Questionnaire responses is 12 August 2020.

31 July 2020

The Examining Authority has used discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions:

EP Waste Management Limited – Covering letter with response to s51 advice dated 4 May 2020, updated Land Plan (Document reference 4.3 Rev 2.0) and Report on Section 56 and EIA Regulation 16 Activities

Historic England – Position statement

The Examination Library will updated in due course.

22 July 2020
Relevant representations published on the website
20 July 2020
Registration of interested parties closes
16 July 2020
Registration of interested parties begins
28 May 2020
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

04 May 2020
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
04 May 2020

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Thursday 9 April 2020.

The Applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore make the application documents available as soon as practicable.

This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent examination.

09 April 2020
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
09 April 2020