The Moorside Project is a nationally significant infrastructure project and must be consented through the Planning Act 2008 via a ‘development consent order’ (DCO).

Before an application for a DCO can be made, NuGen is required to consult with those living in the vicinity of the land to which its proposed application relates, key local authorities, persons with an interest in the land, and prescribed statutory bodies, as well as publicising its proposed application nationally. So far, NuGen has conducted two stages of formal consultation:

  • Stage One: Strategic Issues Consultation, which was carried out from 16th May 2015 to 25th July 2015.
  • Stage Two: Proposed Scheme Consultation which was carried out from 14th May 2016 to 30th July 2016.