Navitus Bay Wind Park

What happens next

11/09/2015 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision

The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 11 June 2015. The Secretary of State has 3 months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published on this page of the website once a decision has been made.

Timeline (29 items)

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The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 11 June 2015. The Secretary of State has 3 months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published on this page of the website once a decision has been made.

11 June 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
11 June 2015
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The Examining Authority completed its examination of this application at 12 Midnight on 11 March 2015. The panel will now report to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on or before 11 June 2015, who is expected to make a decision on or before 11 September 2015.

That decision and the panel’s report will be published on this website when a decision is made. The panel have asked us to thank all those who participated in the examination.

A number of documents, which were received before the close of examination on Wednesday 11 March 2015 and have been accepted by the Examining Authority into the examination have been published.

12 March 2015
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Examination ends
11 March 2015
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The Examining Authority’s Report on the Implications for European sites (RIES)and Draft DCO have now been published.

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 and 8(3) letter requesting further information and informing of a timetable variation.

26 February 2015
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9 January 2015
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15 December 2014
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5 December 2014
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Notification of site visit dates and itinerary have been published.

The action points from hearings held on 18, 19 and 20 November have been published.

18 November – action points
19 November – action points
20 November – action points

A supplementary agenda for Thursday 27 November has been published

The agenda for the open floor hearing to be held on 2 December 2014 in the Isle of Wight has been published

25 November 2014
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17 October 2014
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The agenda for the open floor hearing on the 14 October has been published.

Please note a correction to the Examining authority’s first questions, Q14.9 should read as follows:
Can the applicant explain the purpose of paragraph (6) of Article 7 of the DCO and why it is considered necessary?

7 October 2014
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Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

22 September 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

22 September 2014
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The Audio from the Preliminary Meeting held on Thursday 11 September 2014 is now available. Please note: Due to a technical problem the first 10 minutes of the audio (Introductions) is not available to hear. This will be covered in a written note of the meeting which will be published shortly.

Audio Part 1:

Audio Part 2:

A table of the Unaccompanied site visit locations undertaken by the Examining Authority is available to view.

Notification of the Open Floor Hearing on 14 October 2014 has been published and is available to view.

15 September 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
11 September 2014
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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.

31 July 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
26 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
23 June 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
13 May 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination 

View the letter

Drop in event in Bournemouth

Join Planning Inspectorate staff in Bournemouth on 22 May 2014 to find out about the application process. See the poster for locations and times.

9 May 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

8 May 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
8 May 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
10 April 2014