Planning Process

Have your say at Key planning meetings
Feb 2022

Submit Scoping Request (Stage 1)

Statutory Consultees to assess Scoping Request (28 days)

April 2022

MP Draft SOCC

MP draft Statement of Community Consultation (SOCC). Statutory Consultees to assess draft SoCC (28 days)

April 2022

Planning inspectorate

Planning Inspectorate form Scoping Opinion (14 days). Click to Access PDF Document.

May 2022
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2nd MP Public Consultation (10 weeks)

Preliminary Environmental Information report (PEIR) Stage 2. Public feedback their response.  26th May – 4th August 20
(Click to Access PDF Document)

Dec 2022

Development Consent Order (DCO)

MP submit Devlopment Consent Order (DCO)application. Environmental Statement (ES) Stage 3.

Jan 2023

Planning Inspectorate Acceptance

Planning Inspectorate accept application

Feb - Apr 2023

Pre-examination

Public register as an Interested Party and submit their ‘Relevant Representation’.

Apr - Sep 2023

Examination

Interested Parties engaged by the Planning Inspectorate in examination process.

Oct - Dec 2023

Planning Inspectorate Recommendations

Planning Inspectorate prepare recommendations

Jan - Mar 2024

Secretary of State Decision

Secretary of State BEIS prepares final decision.

2024

Construction

Construction planned.

Feb 2022

Submit Scoping Request (Stage 1)

Statutory Consultees to assess Scoping Request (28 days)

April 2022

MP Draft Statement (SoCC)

MP draft Statement of Community Consultation (SoCC). Statutory Consultees to assess draft SoCC (28 days)

April 2022

Planning inspectorate

Planning Inspectorate form Scoping Opinion (14 days). Click to Access Document.

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Apr - May 2022

2nd MP Public Consultation (10 weeks)

Preliminary Environmental Information report (PEIR) Stage 2. Public feedback their response. Click to access PDF.

Dec 2022

Development Consent Order (DCO)

MP submit Devlopment Consent Order (DCO)application. Environmental Statement (ES) Stage 3.

Jan 2023

Planning Inspectorate Acceptance

Planning Inspectorate accept application

Feb - Apr 2023

Pre-examination

Public register as an Interested Party and submit your ‘Relevant Representation’.

Apr - Sep 2023

Examination

Interested Parties engaged by the Planning Inspectorate in examination process.

Apr - Sep 2023

Planning Inspectorate recommendations

Planning Inspectorate prepare recommendations

Jan - Mar 2024

Secretary of State Decision

Secretary of State BEIS prepares final decision.

H1 2024

Construction

Construction planned.

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