Following the announcement (25/11/15) of the withdrawal of funding for CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) competition in the UK, National Grid will be reviewing its position and holding discussions with Capture Power Ltd (CPL), the consortium for the White Rose project, and others in the CCS industry.
The Secretary of State has decided to extend the deadline for a decision on the Yorkshire and Humber CCS cross country pipeline until 19 May 2016.
The application was submitted in 2014 to the Planning Inspectorate, the government body responsible for assessing major infrastructure applications, following several years of consultation with local councils, landowners, communities and other interested parties.
The final decision will be made by the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change and the decision letter is available to view on the Planning Inspectorate’s website next year, http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/yorkshire-and-humber-ccs-cross-country-pipeline.
For further information, please contact the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 4445000 or email YorksHumberCCSPipeline@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk, quoting reference EN070001. Project information is also available on National Grid’s project website, www.ccshumber.co.uk.