The Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order 2020
16 December 2020
Title: The Infrastructure Planning (Electricity Storage Facilities) Order 2020
Amends/Commences: The Planning Act 2008
Comes into force: 2nd December 2020
Jurisdiction: England, Wales
To support the move to net zero emissions by 2050 and make it easier for larger scale storage facilities to get planning permission, electricity storage facilities (except for pumped hydroelectric storage facilities), now require planning consent to be obtained from the relevant Local Planning Authority instead of obtaining planning consent in accordance with the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime under the 2008 Act.
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