Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects - Advice note Thirteen: preparation of a draft order granting development consent and explanatory memorandum

This advice note has been prepared to provide some assistance to applicants when preparing their draft Development Consent Order and Explanatory Memorandum.

Applies to England and Wales



The planning process for dealing with proposals for nationally significant infrastructure projects or ‘NSIPs’ was established by the Planning Act 2008 (‘the 2008 Act’). The 2008 Act process, as amended by the Localism Act 2011, involves an examination of major proposals relating to energy, transport, water, waste and waste water, and includes opportunities for people to have their say before a decision is made by the relevant Secretary of State.

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Published 1 February 2019

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