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Energy Infrastructure Planning Projects

Statement made on 9 May 2023

Statement UIN HCWS761


This Statement concerns an application for development consent made under the Planning Act 2008 by Net Zero Teesside Power Limited and Net Zero North Sea Storage Limited for development consent for a full chain carbon capture, usage and storage project which includes a new gas-fired electricity generating station with post-combustion carbon capture plant, gas, electricity and water connections and a CO2 pipeline network, located on Teesside.

Under section 107(1) of the Planning Act 2008, the Secretary of State must make a decision on an application within three months of the receipt of the Examining Authority’s report unless exercising the power under section 107(3) of the Act to set a new deadline. Where a new deadline is set, the Secretary of State must make a Statement to Parliament to announce it. The current statutory deadline for the decision on the Net Zero Teesside project is 10 May 2023.

The Secretary of State has decided to set a new deadline of no later than 14 September 2023 for deciding this application to enable the Department to seek further information from Interested Parties and to ensure there is sufficient time to allow for consideration of this information.

The decision to set the new deadline for this application is without prejudice to the decisions on whether to grant or refuse development consent.

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This statement has also been made in the House of Lords

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
Energy Infrastructure Planning Projects
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist
Baroness in Waiting (Government Whip)
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 9 May 2023