Energy NPS


Welcome to the website for informatiom on the consultation on the revised draft National Policy Statements (NPSs) for energy infrastructure.

Between November 2009 and February 2010, the previous Government consulted on the six draft Energy NPSs and the Appraisals of Sustainability (AoS) that accompanied those NPSs. A Government Response to that consultation has been published alongside this document, which identifies the key themes and responds to them.

Having considered the responses received to the consultation and the outputs of the Parliamentary scrutiny process,  the Government made changes to the draft Energy NPSs and AoSs and ran a second consultation from 18 October 2010 to 24 January 2011.

The second consultation has now closed and the Government will be considering all the responses received.  Subject to the consultation and Parliamentary scrutiny, the Government intends to finalise and formally approve the energy National Policy Statements in Spring 2011.  These National Policy Statements would then be used by the Infrastructure Planning Commission when it makes decisions on applications for development consent for nationally significant energy infrastructure.

This website mirrors the Consultation Document.