Following two rounds of consultation undertaken between January – February 2018 and February – April 2019, AQUIND submitted its DCO application for AQUIND Interconnector to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 14th November 2019. The application was subsequently accepted for examination by PINS on 12th December 2019.
All application documents included in the DCO application can be viewed and downloaded using the links below. The application includes an Application Guide and Application Document Tracker which can be used to assist you in navigating to the documents you wish to view. All documents can also be viewed on the PINS website at https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-east/aquind-interconnector/.
Category 1 – Application Forms, including Application Cover Letter, Application Guide, Application Form and Glossary.
Category 2 – All Plans, including Site Location Plan, Land Plans and Converter Station Parameter Plans.
Category 3 – Draft Development Consent Order (DCO) documents, including Draft DCO and Explanatory Memorandum.
Category 4 – Compulsory Acquisition Information, including Statement of Reasons, Funding Statement and Book of Reference.
Category 5 – Reports, including Consultation Report (with appendices), Planning Statement, Design and Access Statement, and Needs and Benefits Report.
Category 6 – Environmental Reports, including Environmental Statement (with appendices), Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement, Mitigation Schedule and Habitats Regulations Assessment (with appendices).
In addition, the application documents will be available for inspection using the publicly available computers and/or the laptops provided, free of charge, at the venues listed below from 2 January 2020 until 19 February 2020 (opening days and times vary as listed, and are subject to change).
|North End Library, Glays Avenue, Northend, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX||Mon – Wed: 09:30 – 18:00
Thu & Fri: 09:30 – 17:00,
Sat: 10:00 – 15:30
|Central Library, Portsmouth City Council, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX||Mon & Fri: 09:30 – 17:00,
Tue, Wed & Thu: 09:30 – 18:00,
Sat: 10:00 – 15:30
|Cosham Library, Spur Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3EB||Mon, Tue & Thu: 09:30 – 18:00,
Wed & Fri: 09:30 – 17:00,
Sat: 10:00 – 15:30
|Havant Library, Havant Meridian Centre, Havant, PO9 1UN||Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri: 09:30 – 17:30,
Wed: 09:30 – 13:00
Sat: 09:30 – 17:00
|Horndean Library, 12 Fiveheads Road, Horndean, PO8 9NW||Mon & Thu: 14:00 – 17:00,
Wed: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00,
Fri: 14:00 – 19:00
|Petersfield Library, 27 The Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HH||Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat: 09:00 – 17:00,
Wed & Fri: 09:00 – 19:00
|Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 3QQ||Mon – Thu: 09:30 – 17:30
Fri: 09:30 – 17:00
Sat: 10:00 – 17:30
Sun: 10:00 – 16:00
|Waterlooville Library, The Precinct, Waterlooville, PO7 7DT||Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat: 09:00 – 17:00,
Thu & Fri: 09:00 – 19:00
|Winchester City Council, City Offices, Colebrook Street, Winchester, SO23 9LJ||Mon – Thu: 08:30 – 17:00,
Fri: 08:30 – 16:30
|Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB||Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 19:00,
Sat: 09:00 – 17:00,
Sun: 11:00 – 15:00
Making a relevant representation
Now the Application has been accepted for examination persons may register with the Planning Inspectorate and provide a summary of their views of the application in writing by submitting a ‘Relevant Representation’ (giving notice of any interest in, or objection to, the application) in order to become an Interested Party.
Any Relevant Representations must be made on the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Form, which is available through the project page of the Planning Inspectorate’s website at: https://infrastructure.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/projects/south-east/aquind-interconnector/. If you would like to request a paper copy of the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Form, please telephone the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000. Completed forms should be returned to: The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directive, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN. The Planning Inspectorate’s reference number for the Application (EN020022) should be quoted in any correspondence. The Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination (December 2016), available here, provides further guidance on how to register and make a relevant representation.
Please note that representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 23:59 on Wednesday 19 February 2020. All representations will be made public by the Planning Inspectorate.
If you have any difficulties accessing the application documents or if you would like further information about AQUIND Interconnector, please contact the project team via the contact details below.
- Call: 01962 893 869
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to: FREEPOST AQUIND CONSULTATION
Copies of the application documents may be requested via the contact details above. Where copies of the application documents are requested, they can be provided free of charge on a USB Memory Stick. A full hard copy of the application can be provided on request at a cost of £4,250, whilst hard copies of individual documents or pages can also be requested, subject to reasonable copying charges. If you have any questions, please get in touch.