Next steps and getting in touch

We would like to thank everyone who took part in our consultations, including our ongoing landowner consultation throughout the pre-application period.

The Planning Inspectorate, on behalf of Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has now accepted our application for examination.

The Project will now progress through a period of examination by an appointed Examining Authority. The Examining Authority will then prepare a recommendation report and submit it to the Secretary of State, to make a decision on whether to grant development consent. 

Our application includes: 

  • A Consultation Report: this will summarise how your responses submitted to our consultation have been considered when developing our proposals; and 

  • An Environmental Statement: this sets out what environmental effects we believe our project would have and how we propose to minimise them. 

Both reports, including all associated technical maps, plans and appendices, have now been published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.  

What happens now that the application has been submitted? 

The animation below provides a summary of the application process for Yorkshire GREEN. This six-stage process is also explained below: 

  • Pre-application – we have now completed this stage having submitted our DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). 

  • Acceptance – PINS, on behalf of the Secretary of State, has 28 days to decide whether to accept our DCO application for examination. Our application was formally accepted on Tuesday 13 November 2022.  

  • Pre-examination – this period usually takes between three and four months and is an opportunity for the public to register with PINS to become an Interested Party by making a Relevant Representation. PINS will also formally appoint an inspector or panel of inspectors to serve as the Examining Authority.  

  • Examination – The Examining Authority has up to six months to examine the application, where Interested Parties who have registered by making a Relevant Representation are invited to provide more detailed of their views in writing. 

  • Decision – The Examining Authority has up to three months to make a recommendation to the SoS. The SoS for BEIS then has a further three months to make a decision on whether to grant or refuse development consent. 

  • Post-decision – once a decision has been made, there is a six-week period in which the decision may be challenged. This process of legal challenge is known as judicial review. 

Subject to our application being approved, construction of the project will start. Should consent be granted in 2024, we anticipate that our main construction programme would begin later that year, with the new infrastructure being operational in 2027, with final works and reinstatement taking place by the end of 2028.  

Further explanation of the decision-making process for major infrastructure project, in line with the Planning Act 2008, can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.  

Getting in touch

Should you have any questions about Yorkshire GREEN, including our final plans and next steps, you can continue to get in touch with the project team using the details below:

  • Website:
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Freephone: 0800 029 4359
  • Freepost: YORKSHIRE GREEN CONSULTATION (please note that you do not need a stamp)

If you are a landowner, have an interest in any of the land is affected by our Project, or if you have any questions relating to land interests in the area, please contact the Yorkshire GREEN Land Team at Fisher German using the following details:

  • Freephone: 0845 437 7357
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Write to us: YORKSHIRE GREEN, FISHER GERMAN LLP, Unit 2 Carolina Court, Lakeside Business Park, Doncaster DN4 5RA
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Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions or comments about Yorkshire GREEN.

  • Call our Community Helpline: 0800437 7357 (Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm)
  • Write to us: FREEPOST YORKSHIRE GREEN CONSULTATION (No stamp or further address details are required)

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