White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage Project

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage Project was taken on 13 April 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 (34 items)

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The Secretary of State has refused development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation:

Secretary of State Decision Letter
Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report
List of submissions received after the close of examination

13 April 2016
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
13 April 2016
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Responses to the request for comments by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in their letter dated 12 February 2016 have now been published.

29 February 2016
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The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has issued a letter requesting comments from the Applicant. Interested parties are also welcome to respond.

The deadline for any responses is Friday 26 February 2016.

15 February 2016
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The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 14 January 2016. The Secretary of State has 3 months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published on this page of the website once a decision has been made.

14 January 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
14 January 2016
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Examination ends

15 October 2015
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The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information.

Submissions received for Deadline VIII (7 October 2015) have been published.

The Examining Authority has accepted an additional submission from the Applicant.

08 October 2015
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30 September 2015
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The Applicant has provided a Project and Funding Update which has been accepted by the Examining Authority as an additional submission.

29 September 2015
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Submissions received for Deadline VII (23 September 2015) have been published.

25 September 2015
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Submissions received for Deadline VI (21 August 2015) have been published.

The Examining Authority has accepted an additional submission from National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc.

25 August 2015
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06 August 2015
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09 July 2015
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Submissions received for Deadline III (19 June 2015) have been published.

The agendas for the Hearings and the Itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection have also been published.

22 June 2015
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15 June 2015
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28 May 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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  • 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.

30 March 2015
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Relevant representations published on the website
13 February 2015
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 February 2015
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Registration of interested parties begins
08 January 2015
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The application by Capture Power Limited for the White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage project was accepted for examination on 17 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.

17 December 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

17 December 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
17 December 2014
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 24 November 2014.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see DCLG guidance on pre-application process)

24 November 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
24 November 2014