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.

Note that after a project page has been created for a particular application, any advice provided that relates to it will also be published under the ‘s51 advice’ tab on the relevant project page.

Advice provided between the period between 1 October 2009 and 13 April 2011 has been archived and remains available to view on this spreadsheet.

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange) View all advice for this project

03 April 2018
Stop Rail Central - Alan Hargreaves


The developer has confirmed that their proposal contains two nationally significant infrastructure projects (the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange and works to a road junction). Will the applicant need to submit two separate applications for this?
Would a proposal to underground a section of electric line also be considered a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project?

Advice given

Developers can include more than one Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project within an application for a development consent order.
The Planning Act 2008 sets out thresholds at which certain infrastructure projects are considered to be nationally significant, requiring a development consent order. In regard to electric lines, only overhead lines are considered to be Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (provided they also meet the other thresholds detailed within section 16 of the Planning Act 2008, for example regarding the proposed length and voltage).