Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm was taken on 24 May 2013 and has now been issued. The statement of reasons can be viewed here.

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 (34 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application.
Please refer to the following decision documentation:
Secretary of State decision letter and statement of reasons
Secretary of State Final Order
Appropriate Assessment
Examining Authority’s report to the Secretary of State
Planning Inspectorate notification of decision letter
Correspondence received after the close of examination – RSPB
Correspondence received after the close of examination – National Trust
Correspondence received after the close of examination – GWFL

Please note: The Secretary of State has issued a correction order and notice for this application:
Correction Order
Correction Notice
Plan cited in Correction Order

Following grant of development consent for this application, the Marine Management Organisation has agreed to vary the deemed marine licence. Full information, including the varied deemed marine licence, is available on the MMO’s public register.

24 May 2013
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
24 May 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision will be published on or before 27 May 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

27 February 2013
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
27 February 2013
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The Examining authority has issued a letter under section 99 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) notifying Interested Parties of the completion of the examination.

30 November 2012
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30 November 2012
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Examination ends
29 November 2012
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The Examining Authority has now issued a final Rule 17 request.

27 November 2012
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27 November 2012
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The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 request. The letter is available here and associated documents are available below:

Report on the Implications for European sites Galloper Wind Farm and
Statutory Instruments The Galloper Wind Farm Order 201X

6 November 2012
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Audio recordings of the hearings and written summaries of oral submission are now available to download on the hearings page.

31 October 2012
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A letter from the applicant has been published to confirm that the Section 127 application has been withdrawn.

25 October 2012
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Agenda for the forthcoming Section 127 hearing has now been published.

16 October 2012
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Agendas for forthcoming hearings have now been published.

11 October 2012
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Latest submissions have now been published, including:
- Responses to the Examining Authority’s second written questions.

27 September 2012
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The Examining Authority has issued a second round of questions in a letter sent to interested parties. See the letter and annex containing the questions.

4 September 2012
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The audio recording of the issue specific hearing held on 30th August in Ipswich has now been published in 4 parts. Please be aware that these are large files and may take longer to download on slower internet connections.
Part 1 (MP3 93 MB), Part 2 (MP3 119 MB), Part 3 (MP3 126 MB), Part 4 (MP3 96 MB)

3 September 2012
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Latest submissions have now been published, including:
- Comments on written representations
- Responses to comments on relevant representations
- Comments on local impact reports
- Comments on responses to the Examining Authority’s first written questions

8 August 2012
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

8 June 2012
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Examination begins
30 May 2012
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Preliminary Meeting takes place
29 May 2012
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The preliminary meeting will take place on 29 May 2012. Registration will begin at 10am and the meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30am at: The Riverside Centre, Mill Lane, Stratford St. Andrew, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 1LN.

The purpose of the preliminary meeting is to enable views to be expressed about the way in which the application is to be examined. It is important to recognise that the preliminary meeting is about procedure. It is about how the examination will be conducted; it is not about the merits of the application. The merits will be considered when the examination of the application takes place, through the written representations and the programmed hearings.

23 May 2012
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Correspondence relating to section 127 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) has now been published and is available on the project documents page. This correspondence relates to the proposed compulsory acquisition of, and of rights over, statutory undertakers land. View the correspondence on the project documents page (use the “Section 127 Application” filter button).

9 May 2012
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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.

30 April 2012
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Relevant representations published on the website
1 March 2012
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Registration of interested parties closes
24 February 2012
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Registration of interested parties begins
23 January 2012
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The application has been accepted for examination

28 December 2011
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
19 December 2011
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
21 November 2011