The feedback received through the first stage of consultation will inform how the Yorkshire GREEN project is developed further and will influence the next stage in the design of the project.
In line with Section 49 (2) of the Planning Act 2008, feedback received through consultation must be considered with respect to the project design, prior to submitting a DCO application to the Planning Inspectorate for examination.
Once further design work has been undertaken following this initial round of feedback, we will carry out statutory consultation on our detailed proposals. People will be able to see how we have taken their views into account, and provide their feedback on the project, which will help us further refine the project design. We will publish a Statement of Community Consultation setting out how we plan to carry out the statutory consultation nearer the time.
We will give all stakeholders the opportunity to comment, including those with statutory interests, businesses, local communities, individual residents and affected landowners, as well as those who work or transit through the local area.
At the end of statutory consultation, we will prepare and publish a Consultation Report. This will summarise the feedback we received and outline how both non-statutory and statutory consultations were undertaken.
The Yorkshire GREEN Development Consent Order (DCO) application would be examined by a panel of Planning Inspectors who would make a recommendation on the application to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.