Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross Country Pipeline

Enquiry received via email

Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross Country Pipeline

02 April 2013
Thorne Moorends Town Council - Jeremy Sherlock

Enquiry

Query over how the application will progress after the scoping phase.

Advice given

At present the project is in the pre-application phase, during which the responsibility for consultation lies directly with the developer (with the exception of the Scoping stage during pre-application where the Planning Inspectorate consults prescribed bodies). Developers are required to carry out formal consultation with any individuals and organisations who may have an interest in the proposed development during pre-application. This will be a key time for you to have your say on the proposal and make the developer aware of any concerns that you might have as they have a legal duty to take account of the responses received in shaping the final application. Should you have any comments on the project at this stage we recommend that you contact the developer directly.
The developer has indicated to us that they intend to submit the application in Q4 2013. Should the application be accepted by the Secretary of State for Examination, the developer will publicise the acceptance and at that point you will be able to register as an Interested Party with the Planning Inspectorate. Once you have registered as an Interested Party, you will be kept informed of the progress of the project and be invited to make written representations and attend any hearings which may be held during the examination. The examination stage lasts up to 6 months, after which the examining authority have 3 months to produce a recommendation report which is issued to the relevant Secretary of State. The Secretary of State then has a further 3 months to issue a decision on the proposal.
The Planning Inspectorate's Advice Notes 8.1-8.3 explain the process through which consent for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is considered. Advice Note 16 also describes the applicant's pre-application consultation, publicity and notification duties. The notes can be found on the Planning Inspectorate's website by following this link: attachment 1


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