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Planning Inspectorate (PINS) examination closes

The examination of the Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross-Country Pipeline Development Consent Order (‘DCO’) application has now ended. 

The examination was conducted by the Planning Inspectorate between 19 November 2014 and 19 May 2015.  The Examining Authority submitted a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 19 August 2015.  The Secretary of State (DECC) has three months to make a final decision.

For enquiries about the examination process, please contact the Planning Inspectorate by email at or telephone on 0303 444 5000.  Any correspondence should quote the application reference number EN070001.

To contact National Grid, please follow the Get in touch link at the top of the page.

Offshore Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report 

In November 2014 National Grid released its Offshore Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report.

The report is available here.  

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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