What's happening next?
There’s a lot to do before we start building. Over the next few months we will revise the construction programme to make sure the power station is connected to Britain’s homes and businesses efficiently and on time. This means we’re unlikely to start construction during 2016, but we will be carrying out ground investigations and other activity in some areas along the route.
We will now review the decision in detail before speaking with communities about the revised programme in the coming months.