Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project
Under Section 31 of the Planning Act 2008 a Development Consent Order (DCO) is required to authorise a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP). In England, an onshore electricity generating station is considered to be a NSIP if the generating capacity is more than 50 MWe. C.GEN submitted its application for a DCO in March 2013.
On 11/09/2014 the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the project has been granted and allows the construction of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant, using natural gas as fuel. C.GEN’s application documents and development consent order can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website.