East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm was taken on 17 June 2014 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 (35 items)

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
17 June 2014
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Comments on Responses from interested parties to the DECC consultation, on potential impacts of reduction in number of Wind Turbines, have now been published.

8 May 2014
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Responses from interested parties to the DECC consultation, on potential impacts of reduction in number of Wind Turbines, have now been published.

23 April 2014
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The Examining Authority issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State on 18 March 2014. A decision will be published within 3 months. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

22 April 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
18 March 2014
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Letter issued from DECC to all interested parties consulting on potential impacts of reduction of number of Wind Turbines.

The examination has now closed. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. Please see the letter sent to Interested Parties.

23 December 2013
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Examination ends
23 December 2013
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13 December 2013
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Submissions for the Deadline III – Post hearings representations have been published on the hearings and application documents pages

25 October 2013
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Following the close of Issue Specific and Compulsory Acquisition hearings, the Examining authority have published a document listing the proposed changes and amendments to the draft Development Consent Order discussed at these hearings.

A decision has also been taken that dates reserved in October for a further Open Floor Hearing and Issue Specific Hearing will not be required.

10 October 2013
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The Examining authority have published a list of amendments and revisions to the Draft Development Consent Order proposed at the Issue Specific Hearings

4 October 2013
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EAOL have, as requested by the Examining authority, submitted an Addendum to the Ornithology chapter of the Environmental Statement and a new Habitat Regulation Assessment Report. Interested parties are requested to comment on these by 21 October (IP deadline III).

Any comments by members of the public who have not previously registered as interested parties as part of this examination should send comments to the Applicant, details of which can be found in this notification by 21 October 2013.

3 October 2013
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The agenda for Compulsory Acquisition hearings has now been published

30 September 2013
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Agendas for hearings taking place on 24, 25 and 26 September have been updated to address issues raised in previous hearing sessions. Audio recordings for 18 September hearing have been published.

23 September 2013
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Please be advised that the itinerary has been altered slightly from that which was advertised. This is due to a health and safety issue which arose whilst planning the site visit. The foot ferry will now not be taken across the Deben to Felixstowe Ferry. Instead the minibus will drive participants from Bawdsey to Waldringfield Boat Yard. Whilst this means that the visit will not include Trimley St. Martin, Kirton or Newbourne, these locations have been visited during unaccompanied site visits by the Examining Authority.

Itinerary for the Accompanied Site Visit on 10 and 11 September 2013

6 September 2013
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The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Visit scheduled for 10 and 11 September 2013 has been published

27 August 2013
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Representations submitted for the deadline of the 30 July have been published

2 August 2013
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

4 July 2013
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The following documents have been published:
Supplementary Environmental Information | Appendices | Figures | Responses to Consultation
Updated Book of Reference – Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Parts 4,5 and schedule
Funding Statement
Preliminary Meeting Audio – Introductions | Session 1 AM | Session 2 PM

2 July 2013
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
25 June 2013
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The Planning Inspectorate has received a letter from EAONE Ltd providing a number of updates prior to the Preliminary Meeting. This document has not yet been accepted into the examination and contents of the letter will be discussed at the Preliminary Meeting.

14 June 2013
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes appointment of Examining Authority, draft timetable of examination and statement of principal issues.

16 May 2013
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East Anglia One Ltd are currently undertaking consultation on further environmental information, for further information see the East Anglia One website

15 May 2013
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Relevant representations published on the website
11 March 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
7 March 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
25 January 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

14 December 2012
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
14 December 2012
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
21 November 2012
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Application expected from applicant
19 November 2012