Status of our project’s planning applications
There are four parts to the full consent of SEGL2: consent for underground cable in East Yorkshire, England; consent for a new converter station and section of underground cable in Selby District, England; consent for a converter station and underground cable in Peterhead, Scotland; and, consent for subsea cable in English and Scottish Waters.
If all our project’s consent applications are approved, we expect to begin construction in autumn 2024 and finish in 2029.
1. Consent of the onshore elements in East Yorkshire, England
We were granted full planning permission by East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the majority of project’s onshore underground cable, and associated works to construct it, in March 2023.
You can read more about the underground cable on our proposal page.
You can view our approved application and associated documents by visiting the Council’s planning portal, quoting our application’s reference number: 22/01990/STPLFE.
2. Consent of the onshore elements in Selby District, England
We applied to Selby District Council for outline planning permission for a new converter station and full planning permission for the section of onshore cable that would sit within the district.
However, the newly established North Yorkshire Council has now assumed the role of reviewing and approving the planning application. We are awaiting a decision from the new Council and expect it in the coming months.
You can read more about the underground cable and the proposed converter station on our proposal page.
You can view our application on Selby District Council’s planning portal, quoting the reference number: 2022/0711/EIA.
3. Consent of the onshore elements in Peterhead, Scotland
SEGL2 is being jointly developed with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), who are developing the project’s onshore elements in Peterhead, Scotland. These onshore elements, comprised of a new converter station and underground cable, have been granted planning approval.
4. Consent of the offshore elements in English and Scottish Waters
As a project, we have submitted marine licence applications to the Marine Management Organisation and Marine Scotland for SEGL2’s 437km submarine cable, the offshore element of the project. The English application can be viewed in the public register using the reference number: MLA/2022/00273.
Much like planning permission onshore, this process involves a period of technical appraisal and consultation, which will inform the outcome of the application. We expect a decision to be made in spring 2023.