Thanks for forwarding the extract of the OND meeting, which talks about the re-consultation of the Government’s Energy National Policy Statements. The extract confirms our understanding, which is that the revised documents will include some changes to take account of changes to the Appraisal of Sustainability and also some changes resulting from responses received by Government to the last NPS consultation. As this will be a Government consultation it will be carried out by them rather than project promoters. Therefore, and in answer to your question, Horizon has no obligation to consult further during this re-consultation.
However, we prefer to keep people up to date on our plans regardless of our formal obligations, which is why we recently held events to let people know what are thoughts are on the likely cooling tower design.
As you’ll be aware, project promoters like Horizon will be required to formally consult upon their site specific plans, before making their main planning application for a ‘Development Consent Order’ (DCO).
Hope this is helpful,