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Latest news: Application for a Development Consent Order accepted

On 18th June 2014 National Grid made an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross County Pipeline to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), the Government body responsible for considering nationally significant infrastructure project applications.  The application was accepted for examination by PINS on the 16th July 2014 and will now be subject to detailed examination. 

All documents submitted as part of the application for a DCO can be viewed on the PINS website accessible here

From 28th July, any members of the public, who want to be involved with the planning process, can register their interest with the Planning Inspectorate. This can be done by filling in the ‘Registration and Relevant Representation Form’ on the Planning Inspectorate’s dedicated Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross Country Pipeline project page:

All correspondence relating to this project must now be sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate who can be contacted by email at or by phoning 0303 444 5000. Any correspondence should quote the application reference number EN070001.

Detailed guidance on registering and making representations is provided by PINS in Advice Note 8.3: How to register and become an interested party in an application, which can be accessed online at

Representations should be submitted on a fully completed Planning Inspectorate Registration and Relevant Representation form. You should include a summary of the points you wish to make about the application, covering what you consider to be the main issues, what you agree with or disagree with in the Application and why, and what you consider the impacts will be.

Any representation by must be received by PINS no later than the 12th September 2014.

Our full S56 notice can be viewed here.

Representations should not be made to National Grid.

About the Yorkshire and Humber CCS Project

National Grid is helping to develop solutions to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations and industrial plants in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

A solution being explored is carbon capture, transportation and storage technology – capturing carbon dioxide emissions and transporting them to be stored permanently beneath the seabed in natural porous rock formations or depleted oil and gas fields.

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