Consents and IPC
The planning application process
As Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will have an installed capacity of over 100MW, the planning application for the wind farm has been submitted to the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), an independent body that decides applications for nationally significant infrastructure projects.
However, under the Localism Act 2012, the IPC will be abolished on 1 April 2012 and its functions will transfer to a new national infrastructure directorate that has been created within the Planning Inspectorate.
Following examination of the application, the Planning Inspectorate will have three months to make a recommendation to the relevant Secretary of State who will be the decision maker on all national infrastructure applications for development consent. The Secretary of State will have a three months to reach their decision.
More information about how people can register to be involved in this process is available in our latest newsletter.
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