The planning process
Who makes the decision?
As the proposed project is for electricity generation of more than 100MW, it is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) under the Planning Act 2008 and we will therefore apply for a Development Consent Order (DCO).
Applications for a DCO are submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, which processes and examines the applications before making a recommendation to the relevant Secretary of State (in this case the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change), who makes the final decision on whether the proposed project is acceptable.
We have submitted our Scoping Report for Norfolk Vanguard to the Planning Inspectorate and received a Scoping Opinion in response.
We hosted our first round of Public Information Days in October 2016 and the second round in March and April 2017 for local communities to continue their dialogue with us. Much of the information presented at the interactive exhibitions in October was based on the Scoping Report. You can download it today from our project library.