The earlier day, Wednesday 7 October 2020, the utility for the proposed Southampton to London Pipeline Project has been granted growth consent by the Secretary of Speak for Commerce, Energy and Industrial Components.
The utility used to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by Esso Petroleum Firm Ltd on 14 Will also 2019 and celebrated for Examination on 11 June 2019. Following an Examination throughout which the Applicant, Statutory Consultees and Events got the different to present evidence to the Examining Authority, a Advice used to be made to the Secretary of Speak on 7 July 2020.
The Planning Inspectorate’s Chief Executive, Sarah Richards acknowledged:
That is the 95th Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and 59th Energy mission to had been examined and decided within the timescales laid down within the Planning Act 2008. The Planning Inspectorate is dedicated to giving local communities the different of being eager with the Examination of initiatives which would possibly agree with an impact on them. Native other folks, the Native Authorities and completely different Events had been ready to lift part in a 6-month lengthy Examination. The Examining Authority listened and gave beefy consideration to local views sooner than making their Advice.