This note provides guidance on dealing with associated development for applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) made under the Planning Act 2008.
This guidance is written for the IPC but it will also be useful for potential applicants and others. It makes the IPC aware of the requirements when deciding whether development is classified as 'associated development'.
The Act defines associated development as development which is associated with a NSIP (defined in Part 3 of the act).
If the IPC decides to grant development consent for a NSIP it may, under the provisions of the Planning Act also decide to grant consent for development that is associated with that NSIP.