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16/10/2019

Energy storage to be exempt from NSIP regime

Words: Laura Edgar
Energy storage batteries

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a consultation on proposals to exempt energy storage from the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime in England and Wales.

This means that the primary consenting route in England would be under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, with the local planning authority deciding whether or not to grant consent.

Likewise, the local planning authority would make planning decisions for energy storage of any size. Currently, this is only the case for electricity storage below 350 megawatts (MW).

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