On 11 January 2017 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy decided not to make an order granting development consent for the onshore carbon capture and storage (CCS) pipeline for the Yorkshire and Humber CCS project. Details of the decision can be found on the Planning Inspectorate website
The decision was not unexpected due to the UK Government’s announcement in November 2015 to withdraw capital funding for the CCS commercialisation programme, the subsequent termination of the Front End Engineering Design contract and the Secretary of State’s decision not to grant development consent for the White Rose project in April 2016.
National Grid no longer therefore intends to take forward plans for the CCS pipeline and will be advising landowners along the proposed route accordingly. We would like to convey our appreciation and thanks to all those who engaged in our consultations and provided feedback in recent years to help shape our proposals.