Next steps

Our statutory consultation on our latest proposals closed on 4 June 2023. We will now consider all the feedback we have received alongside carrying out further technical, engineering and environmental work.

This is all with the aim of preparing our DCO application for submission to the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero. We expect to submit our application in early 2024.

Indicative timeline (as of publication 2022)


  • Spring 2023 Second stage of consultation (statutory)


  • Q1 2024 Applications submitted for Development Consent Order (DCO) and other licences.


  • Expected decision on the DCO by the Secretary of State


  • Expected Final Investment Decision (FID) and commencement of construction.


  • Expected start - Commercial Operation Date (COD)