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DECC

Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK government department.

Decommissioning

Taking a former nuclear site out of service, decontaminating and restoring it to a state where it can be used for something else.

Development consent order (DCO)

A consent by a Minister for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) will take the form of a ‘development consent order This will combine a grant of planning permission with a range of other separate consents, such as listed building consent.

A development consent order can include rights to compulsorily purchase land. There are also special procedures relating to cases such as commons, National Trust land, and land protected under the Green Belt (London & Home Counties) Act 1938.

Development consent order (DCO)

Issued when a government minister approves that a nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) may go ahead.  This will combine a grant of planning permission with a range of other separate consents, such as listed building consent.