White Rose CCS About Capture Power About Carbon Capture & Storage Public Consultation


Further consultation period underway 06/05/2015



Capture Power Limited (the ‘Applicant’) of c/o Hackwood Secretaries Limited, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ submitted, pursuant to section 37 of The Planning Act 2008, an application for a Development Consent Order (‘DCO’) for the White Rose Carbon Capture and Storage (‘CCS’) Project (the ‘Project’) to the Secretary of State c/o The Planning Inspectorate (‘PINS’) on 21 November 2014.  This was accepted on 17 December 2014 and the PINS application reference number is EN010048.

The Project comprises the construction, operation and maintenance of a new thermal generating station (an ultra-supercritical oxy-fuel coal-fired power plant of up to 448 megawatts gross with the ability to co-fire biomass) that will be fitted with CCS technology in addition to associated development, on land within and adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station site, Drax, near Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8PH, within the administrative areas of North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council.

Non-material amendments to the Application

The Applicant is seeking a number of non-material amendments to the Application and submitted updated versions of certain Application documents in respect of these amendments to PINS by letter dated 13 April 2015.

The non-material amendments to the Application relate to the following:

  • Changes to the powers sought within the draft DCO in respect of the stopping up and creation of footpaths as a result of the confirmation by North Yorkshire County Council of the ‘Footpath Nos. 35.47/1, 35.47/6 & 35.47/10, Long Drax and 35.6/12, Barlow, Drax Power Station, Long Drax Diversion Order’ on 13 February 2015. The substance of the footpaths to be stopped up and created remains similar.
  • The removal of two of the three electricity grid connection options originally included within the Application as a result of the grid connection offer from National Grid Electricity Transmission plc to connect to the 400kV substation adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station site.

The Applicant has also submitted updated Application documents in respect of the section 51 advice issued by PINS on 17 December 2014.

In addition, the Applicant has submitted a technical note that reports on traffic sensitivity testing undertaken in respect of heavy goods vehicle movements associated with the operational phase of the Project as biomass (if used) is proposed to be delivered by road.

The Examining Authority in respect of the Application has made a procedural decision to accept the revised Application documents into the Examination. This decision is contained in the Examining Authority’s rule 8 letter to interested parties and others dated 29 April 2015, which is available on the PINS website: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/document/3155815

Copies of updated Application documents and other information

Copies of the updated Application documents and the technical note are available for inspection free of charge until 12 June 2015 at the venues and times set out below:

  • Access Selby, Market Cross Shopping Centre, Selby, YO8 4JS - Mon, Tues, Thurs: 0930 -1600; Weds: 1000 – 1600; Fri: 0930 – 1600; Sat, Sun: Closed
  • Goole Library, Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS - Mon, Weds: 0930 -1900; Tues, Thurs, Fri: 0930 – 1700; Sat: 0900 – 1600; Sun: Closed
  • Selby Library, 52 Micklegate, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4EQ - Mon: 0930 – 1930; Tues, Weds, Fri: 0930 – 1730; Thurs: 0930 – 1230; Sat: 0930 – 1230 ; Sun: Closed
  • Drax Sports and Social ClubMain Road, Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8PJ - Mon – Sun: 1000 – 2300
  • Howden Library, 13 Market Place, Howden, DN14 7BJ - Mon: 1600 – 1900; Weds, 1400 – 1900; Fri: 1000 – 1400; Sat: 1000 – 1300; Tues, Thurs, Sun: closed
  • The Junction, Goole Paradise Place, Goole , DN14 5DL - Mon – Fri: 0900 – 1700; Sat: 1000 – 2030; Sun: Closed
  • North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD - Mon – Thurs: 0800 – 1700; Fri: 0800 – 1630; Sat, Sun: Closed

The documents are also available to view online on the PINS website: http://infrastructure.planningportal.gov.uk/projects/yorkshire-and-the-humber/white-rose-carbon-capture-and-storage-project/?ipcsection=docs&stage=app&filter=Post+Submission+Changes and on the Project website: www.whiteroseccs.co.uk

Copies of the documents can be provided on request. A reasonable copying charge of £100 will be made for a paper copy of the documents.  Paper copies of individual documents can be made available on request.  A charge of £15 will apply to an electronic copy of the documents on CD.  The documents can be obtained by contacting the Applicant by email: info@whiteroseccs.co.uk; telephone: 0800 169 5290; or by writing to:White Rose CCS Project – Freepost Consultation.

Responding to the non-statutory consultation

Responses to the non-statutory consultation should be sent to the Applicant.  These can be submitted as follows:

By email: info@whiteroseccs.co.uk

By post: White Rose CCS Project – Freepost Consultation

Via the Project website: www.whiteroseccs.co.uk/public-consultation

Deadline for responses

Any responses must be received by the Applicant no later than 11.59PM on 12 June 2015. Responses will be made public.

Capture Power Limited – 7 May 2015