Special Procedure Orders

These are a form of delegated legislation to which special parliamentary procedure applies. Part of this procedure gives those people or bodies who are especially affected by the order to petition against it to either House. If successful, such petitions are heard by a Joint Committee consisting of Members from both Houses

Special Procedure Orders currently before Parliament

The Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 - This Special Procedure Order seeks to grant development consent for a new harbour on the south bank of the Humber Estuary.

Special Procedure Orders which have recently finished their progress through Parliament

Rookery South (Resource Recovery Facility) Order 2011 - A Special Procedure Order concerning the proposed construction of a resource recovery facility near Stewartby, Bedfordshire finished its Parliamentary procedure in early 2013. The Order has now come into effect.

  • Further information about the progress of the proposed project can be obtained from the website of the company that applied for the Order: Covanta (Rookery South) Ltd
  • If you wish to contact the Government Department that originated the Order you may contact: Gareth Leigh, Team Manager, Energy Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW phone: 0300 068 5677
  • For information about the parliamentary procedure which took place on the Order use the following link: Rookery South Resource Recovery Facility - Parliamentary process

Borough of Stevenage (Ferrier Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2009 - A Special Procedure Order concerning the proposed compulsory acquisition of part of Chells Recreation Ground in Stevenage has recently finished its special parliamentary procedure and the Order has come into effect. See below for details.

Special Procedure Orders which have completed their passage through Parliament (since 1.1.2000)

Able Marine Energy Park

The Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014

The Order relates to proposals to construct a new harbour on the south bank of the Humber Estuary which will include onshore facilities for the construction of off-shore wind farms to be situated in the North Sea.

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Related information

House of Commons Private Bill Office
House of Lords Private Bill Office