On 23 June the Department of Energy and Climate Change finalised the suite of National Policy Statements (NPSs) on energy in order for them to be debated in Parliament. There are 6 energy NPSs including an overarching energy NPS. The energy NPSs will form the background for decision making on individual applications for development consent for nationally significant energy infrastructure projects.  

The date for the debate on the energy NPSs has not yet been finalised by parliamentary authorities but, assuming that Parliament votes for their approval, then the Government plans to formally designate them as soon as possible thereafter.