Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
THE EGGBOROUGH GAS FIRED GENERATING STATION ORDER 2018
THE PLANNING ACT 2008 AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) REGULATIONS 2009
NOTICE OF A DECISION ON AN APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER GRANTING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“the Secretary of State”) gives notice under regulation 23 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 that a determination has been made on an application by Eggborough Power Limited (“the application”) for an order granting development consent under the Planning Act 2008.
The application was for the construction and operation of a gas fired generation station with a gross output capacity of up to 2,500 MWe, together with a peaking and black start plant with a combined gross output of up to 299 MWe, at land to the south of the existing coal fired Eggborough Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire. It also included provision in the order for the compulsory acquisition of freehold of land, new rights over land, the extinguishment of existing rights over land, and the temporary possession of land to facilitate development. The Secretary of State has decided, following consideration of the report of the Examining Authority who conducted an examination into the application that development consent should be granted for the project, and therefore has decided to make an Order under sections 114, 115, 120 and 149A of the Planning Act 2008.
The statement of reasons for deciding to make an order granting development consent prepared by the Secretary of State under section 116(1) of the Planning Act 2008 and regulation 23(2)(d) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 containing the content of the decision, the requirements imposed in connection with the development, the main reasons and considerations on which the decision is based including relevant information about the participation of the public, a description of the main measures to avoid, reduce and offset any major adverse effects of the development, and information regarding the right to challenge the decision and the procedures for doing so, is published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website:
It is also available at the following location:
The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay Housem Bristol BS1 6PN.
To make an appointment for inspection of the documents contact the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000 or email NIEnquiries@pins.gsi.gov.uk