Open consultation

The planning system for electricity storage: follow up consultation

Summary

We're seeking views on amendments to the treatment of electricity storage within the planning system. This follow up consultation also provides the government's response to the original consultation.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

In January 2019 we held a consultation on the treatment of electricity storage within the planning system.

Based on the responses and evidence received, we are now running a follow up consultation on proposals to carve out electricity storage, except pumped hydro, from the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime in England and Wales. This new consultation contains a summary of responses and the government’s response to the first consultation.

Under the proposals this type of storage would generally be consented by the relevant Local Planning Authority in England. Decisions for such projects of any size in Wales would generally fall to be consented by the relevant Local Planning Authority under the TCPA regime, whereas currently this is only the case for electricity storage (except pumped hydro) below 350MW.

The proposals outlined within this consultation apply to England and Wales only.

We have included a preliminary analysis of the potential costs and benefits of the proposals, and have published draft legislation implementing the proposal here.

Documents

DRAFT: The Electricity Storage Facilities (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order

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DRAFT: The Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order

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Ways to respond

Email to:

smartenergy@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Smart Energy Team
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 15 October 2019