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


Next round of planning hearings announced 04/06/2015

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has announced dates for the next White Rose Development Consent Order hearings on 1 and 2 July 2015. Details are listed below.

The Planning Act 2008

The White Rose CCS (Generating Station) Order

Sections 91, 92 and 93 of the Planning Act and Rule 13 (6) of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010

Notice of issue specific, open floor and compulsory acquisition hearings  

Planning Inspectorate Reference Number: EN010048

Notice is hereby given that Issue Specific Hearings, an Open Floor Hearing and a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing will be held as set out below by the Examining Authority (as appointed by the Secretary of State (‘SoS’) for Communities and Local Government) in respect of the application (‘the Application’) submitted by Capture Power Limited (‘CPL’) to the SoS for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (‘DECC’) for 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 (‘MWe’) gross with the ability to co-fire biomass) that will be fitted with carbon capture and storage (‘CCS’) technology and associated development (together the ‘Project’) on land within and adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station site, Drax, near Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8PH, within the administration areas of Selby District Council and North Yorkshire County Council.

The Project, involving the construction of a generating station of above 50 MWe, represents a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’ (a ‘NSIP’) pursuant to sections 14(1)(a) and 15 of the Planning Act 2008 (the ’2008 Act’).  Where a NSIP is proposed it is necessary to apply to the relevant SoS, in this case the SoS for DECC for development consent to authorise the construction, operation and maintenance of the Project.  Development consent is granted in the form of a development consent order (‘DCO’).  CPL submitted the Application for a DCO for the Project pursuant to section 37 of the 2008 Act  to the Planning Inspectorate (‘PINS’), which acts on behalf of the SoS, in November 2014.  The Application was accepted for examination on 17 December 2014.


The Hearings will be held at the Lowther Hotel, Aire Street, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5QW at the dates and times set out below:

  • Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Issues: 1 July 2015 – Doors open at 09.30 and the hearing starts at 10.00
  • Open Floor Hearing: 1 July 2015 – Doors open at 18.30 and the hearing starts at 19.00
  • Compulsory Acquisition Hearing: 2 July 2015 - Doors open at 09.30 and the hearing starts at 10.00
  • Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order: 2 July 2015 – The hearing starts at 12.00

Copies of the Application Documents

The Application documents are available to view online on the PINS website via the following link:


A paper copy of the Application documents is available to view (free of charge) at the following venue near to the Project site:

Drax Sports and Social Club
Main Road, Drax, Selby, North Yorkshire YO8 8PJ

Opening times: Mon- Sun: 10.00 – 23.00

An electronic copy of the Application documents is available to view (free of charge) at the following venues:

Access Selby
Market Cross Shopping Centre, Selby, YO8 4JS

Opening times: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 0930 -1600; Weds: 1000 – 1600; Fri: 0930 – 1600; Sat, Sun: Closed

Goole Library
Carlisle Street,Goole,DN14 5DS

Opening times: Mon, Weds: 0930 -1900; Tues, Thurs, Fri: 0930 – 1700; Sat: 0900 – 1600; Sun: Closed

Selby Library
52 Micklegate, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4EQ

Opening times: Mon: 0930 – 1930; Tues, Weds, Fri: 0930 – 1730; Thurs: 0930 – 1230; Sat: 0930 – 1230 ; Sun: Closed

Howden Library
13 Market Place,Howden,DN14 7BJ

Opening times: Mon: 1600 – 1900; Weds, 1400 – 1900; Fri: 1000 – 1400; Sat: 1000 – 1300; Tues, Thurs, Sun: closed

Snaith Library
27 Market Place, Goole, Snaith, DN14 9HE

Opening times: Tues: 1400 – 1900; Thursday: 1000 – 1700; Sat 1000 – 1200; Mon, Weds, Fri, Sun: Closed

The Junction Goole
Paradise Place, Goole , DN14 5DL

Opening times: Mon: 0900 – 1700; Tues – Fri: 0900 – 2030; Sat: 10:00 – 2030; Sun: Closed

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD

Opening times: Mon – Thurs: 0800 – 1700; Fri: 0800 – 1630; Sat, Sun: Closed

Capture Power Limited – 04 June 2015