Thorpe Marsh Gas Pipeline

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Thorpe Marsh Gas Pipeline was taken on 03 March 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 (29 items)

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

Decision Documentation

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change’s Decision Letter and Statement of Reasons

Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State

Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report

Examining Authority’s report and appendices

Other Documentation

Submissions Received after the Close of the Examination

Planning Inspectorate notification of decision

03 March 2016
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
03 March 2016
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The Secretary of State has sent a letter, and invited responses to questions. Any responses must be received by 12 January 2016.

05 January 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
07 December 2015
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Examination ends

07 September 2015
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Documents received for Deadline 5 (21 August 2015) have been published.

25 August 2015
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Documents received for Deadline 4 (24 July 2015) have now been published.

27 July 2015
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Documents received for Deadline 3 (26 June 2015) including submissions received prior and at the hearings held on 17 June 2015 have now been published.

29 June 2015
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Actions arising from the Issue Specific Hearing on Draft Development Consent Order (DCO) and the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing held on 17 June 2015 have now been published.

22 June 2015
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The audio recordings from the Issue Specific Hearing on draft Development Consent Order (DCO) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing have now been published.

The Examining Authority used its discretion to accept submissions made to hearings on 17 June 2015 including a joint statement between National Grid and the Applicant and a submission from the Highways England including response to the ExA’s first written questions.

19 June 2015
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Documents received for Deadline 1 (20 May 2015) including Local Impact Reports from the local planning authorities have now been published.

22 May 2015
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A Project Examination Library has now been published.

01 May 2015
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Rule 8 letter, Examining Authority’s written questions and documents accepted into the Examination (see Annex C of the Rule 8 letter) have now been published.

29 April 2015
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

29 April 2015
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An audio recording and a meeting note from the Preliminary Meeting on 22 April 2015 has now been published.

24 April 2015
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
22 April 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 Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

27 March 2015
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Relevant representations published on the website
25 March 2015
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Registration of interested parties closes
10 March 2015
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Registration of interested parties begins
09 February 2015
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The application by Thorpe Marsh Power Ltd for the Thorpe Marsh Gas Pipeline was accepted for examination on 12 December 2014.

All related documents have now been published including the acceptance decision letter and advice issued alongside it, the ‘Acceptance of Applications Checklist‘ and the adequacy of consultation representations from local authorities.

16 December 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
12 December 2014
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 19 November 2014 after 5pm; in line with Advice Note 6: ‘Preparation and submission of application documents’, applications received after 5pm will be treated as if they arrived on the following day. The 28 days acceptance period will therefore begin today, 20 November 2014. A decision whether or not to accept the application for examination must be made by 18 December 2014.

The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable upon submission to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application.

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.

21 November 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
20 November 2014