The hearing concerned a cassation complaint filed by the investor with the Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) after having lost the case before the Provincial Administrative Court (WSA), which in 2016 revoked the building permit for Północ.
WSA in Gdańsk upheld the decision of the Pomorskie Voivode who at the end of 2015 revoked the building permit for coal-fired power plant Północ in Rajkowy near Pelplin. WSA agreed with the Voivode of Pomorskie Voivodeship that by issuing the building permit, the Starost of Tczew grossly violated Polish law - he unjustifiably limited the possibility of participation in the proceedings of several dozens local farmers and completely ignored the allegations of the Stop EP coalition, which concerned, among others, underestimation of heavy metal emissions from the power plant and ignoring emissions of other harmful substances, e.g. methane, nitrous oxide, dioxins and furans.
Only the plenipotentiary of Polenergia participated in the trial.
Already in 2015, Polenergia shelved the Północ project as unprofitable. This trend is becoming stronger and stronger, which is perfectly illustrated by the serious financial problems of the Ostrołęka C coal-fired power plant project. Every month of delay makes Północ less and less realistic, not to mention the years it would take for the investor to obtain new permits. The most sensible decision Polenergia could make would be to announce resignation from this project. Thus the company would clear its portfolio of coal and join the group of innovative producers of energy much less harmful to people and the environment - concludes Diana Maciąga, coordinator for climate and energy of the Pracownia na Rzecz Wszystkich Istot Association.
Although in 2018 Północ Power Plant disappeared from Polenergia's website, the company did not announce its resignation from the construction, and the appeal proceedings concerning the building permit are in progress.