Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross Country Pipeline

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross Country Pipeline was taken on 11 January 2017 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 statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at enquiries@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (40 items)

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12 January 2017
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 January 2017
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change made a request for comments from the Applicant on 26 May 2016.

The Applicant responded to this request on 9 June 2016.

The deadline for a Decision from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has now been extended.

13 June 2016
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Responses to the Consultation Letter from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, dated 20 November 2015, have been published. The responses can be viewed here:

W Clifford Watts Limited

National Grid Carbon Limited

13 January 2016
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A Fourth Consultation Letter from the Secretary State for Energy and Climate Change dated 20 November 2015 has been issued, addressed to National Grid Carbon Limited and W Clifford Watts Limited.

The deadline for response is Friday 8 January 2016.

A Notification of an extension to the decision period has been issued by the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) on 19 November 2015.

19 November 2015
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The Department of Energy & Climate Change have made a third request for comments from W.Clifford Watts Ltd, Network Rail, The Canal & River Trust and Driffield Navigation Trust.

This is an amended request, following the late publication of a response from the applicant to the DECC letter of 11 September 2015. The deadline for any response is Tuesday 13 October 2015.

30 September 2015
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The Department of Energy & Climate Change have made a second request for comments from the applicant, Capture Power Limited, The Environment Agency, Natural England, The Canal and River Trust and Driffield Navigation Trust.

The deadline for any response is Tuesday 13 October 2015.

29 September 2015
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The Department of Energy & Climate Change have made a request for comments from the applicant, W.Clifford Watts Ltd, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Network Rail, The Canal and River Trust and Driffield Navigation Trust.

The deadline for any response is Friday 25 September 2015.

14 September 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
19 August 2015
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The examination closed on 19 May 2015. The Examining Authority has issued a notification of close of examination. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will have 3 months in which to make their decision.

Further submissions were received on 18 May and published, these included the Applicant’s final draft Development Consent Order comparison with the application draft DCO and updates of agreements with Statutory Undertakers and others.

20 May 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 8 of 24 April 2015 have now been published.

28 April 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 7 of 16 April 2015 have now been published, including Responses to the Rule 17, 8(3) and 9 Letter dated 8 April 2015.

17 April 2015
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09 April 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 5, including Responses to the Rule 17 Request for Further Information issued on 18 March 2015, have now been published.

30 March 2015
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18 March 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 4 of 4 March 2015 have now been published:
(i) Comments on applicant’s revised draft DCO
(ii) Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

05 March 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 3 of 17 February 2015 have now been published.

Submissions include:
(i) Applicant’s revised draft DCO
(ii) Updated SoCGs
(iii) Any information requested by the ExA at the hearings
(iv) Written summaries of oral cases put at hearings
(v) Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

19 February 2015
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A notification, that the Any Residual Issues hearing scheduled for Friday 6 February 2015 has been cancelled, has been published.

05 February 2015
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The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Visit has now been published.

Agendas for the Issue-specific and Compulsory Acquisition hearings have now been published.

Submissions for Deadline 2 (20 January 2015) have now been published.

Submissions include:

Deadline for receipt of:
(i)Comments on LIR
(ii)Comments on responses to ExA’s first written questions
(iii)Responses to comments on RRs
(iv) Comments on WRs
(v) Responses to comments on any submissions received prior to the preliminary meeting
(vi) Any revised draft DCO from applicant
(vii) Matrix produced by the applicant summarising the screening likely significant effects for each European protected site assessed
(viii) Matrix produced by the applicant summarising the implications for the integrity of each European protected site assessed, where a likely significant effect either alone or in combination with other plans and projects has been identified
(ix) Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline”

23 January 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 1 (18 December 2014) have now been published. Submissions include:

Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt of:
(i) Local impact reports (LIR) from any local authorities
(ii) Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA – see Annex G
(iii) Responses to ExA’s first written questions
(iv) Comments on relevant representations (RRs)
(v) Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
(vi) Written representations (WRs) by all interested parties
(vii) Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
(viii) Comments on any submissions received prior to the preliminary meeting
(ix) Schedule of compulsory acquisition
(x) Schedule of mitigation
(xi) Submissions from interested parties recommending locations or items for the itinerary for the accompanied site visit
(xii) Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

Notifications

(i) Notification by interested parties of wish to be heard at an open floor hearing
(ii) Notification of wish to speak at a compulsory acquisition hearing
(iii) Notification by interested parties of their intention to attend the accompanied site visit(s)
(iv) Notification by statutory parties of wish to be considered an interested party

22 December 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

25 November 2014
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20 November 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
19 November 2014
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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.

24 October 2014
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Two additional relevant representations have been published:

Forewind

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

These were received before the close of the relevant representations period but failed to upload due to a technical problem.

25 September 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
22 September 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 September 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
28 July 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

16 July 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
16 July 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
18 June 2014