- Electricity storage projects (except pumped hydro) removed from NSIP regime in England and Wales from 2 December 2020
- What legislation relating to electricity storage has been made and what is its effect?
- What is the background to these changes?
- What is our verdict?
Planning analysis: The government has made two statutory instruments to remove electricity storage, with the exception of pumped hydro, from the regime for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) under the Planning Act 2008 (PA 2008) in England and Wales. This means that in most cases, such projects will be decided at the local level by the local planning authority (LPA). This follows consultation in January 2019 and again in October 2019 on proposals for the treatment of electricity storage within the planning system (the First Consultation and Follow-up Consultation respectively), and confirmation in July 2020 that the government would proceed with the changes to the planning regime for energy storage.
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