Register of advice

The list below is a record of advice the Planning Inspectorate has provided in respect of the Planning Act 2008 process.

There is a statutory duty under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008 to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application and to make this publicly available. Advice we have provided is recorded below together with the name of the person or organisation who asked for the advice and the project it relates to. The privacy of any other personal information will be protected in accordance with our Information Charter which you should view before sending information to the Planning Inspectorate.

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Advice given between between 1 October 2009 and 14 April 2015 has been archived. View the archived advice.

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M25 junction 28 improvements View all advice for this project

20 February 2020
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With regards to your query regarding the proposed draft DCO requirement to secure mitigation identified by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Assessment. Our Environmental Services Team has come back with the following advice;

Advice given

After reviewing the dDCO, the only thing that can be seen relating to WFD is that the applicant has listed the WFD assessment in the documents to be certified. This is not something we see as a common practice and it is hard to comment without reviewing the document but on the face on it, there is no issue in doing this. As with all documents listed in the certification requirement, it adds security, which is a good thing.