What happens next
Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.
Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.17/04/2024 - Deadline for close of examination. See the Examination Timetable for further information.
If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:
- have not been identified by the Applicant; and
- did not register to become an Interested Party;
then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.
Timeline (26 items)
The Examination Library (EL) (PDF, 689KB) has been updated to include Deadline 1 submissions, please use the EL references when referring to documents. The next deadline is on 6 December 2023 as set out in the Examination Timetable.
Deadline 1 submissions have been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 498KB) will be updated shortly.
The Examining Authority’s First Written Questions (PDF, 2MB), contains a numbering error in the Site Specific Issues section, question – ExQ1.8.33. The reference numbers in parts a) and d) should refer to Plots 021a, 021i, 021b, 021r and 021s. The Deadline for responding to ExQ1 is 20 November 2023 (Deadline 1) as set out in the Examination Timetable (PDF, 316KB).
The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from Anglian Water (PDF, 10MB).
The Examination Library (PDF, 498KB) has been updated.
The following documents have been published:
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
The recordings, transcripts and action points of the following Hearings which took place on 17 October 2023 and 18 October 2023 Preliminary Meeting (PM), Open Floor Hearing (OFH1), Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) and Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) and the note of the Preliminary Meeting (PDF, 521KB) have been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 499KB) has been updated.
Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Hearings.
Anyone who wishes to observe the upcoming Hearings in real time should use the following link https://vimeo.com/event/3787055/e6c72a9281. Please note that the event(s) will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.
The Examination Library (PDF, 464KB) has been updated.
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The Examination Library (PDF, 464KB) has been updated.
The Agendas include a list of documents that may be referred to during the hearing and a list of attendees who the ExA would find helpful if they could participate.
The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from Anglian Water.
The Examination Library (PDF, 356KB) will be updated shortly.
A note of a site inspection (PDF, 107KB) carried out on 18 and 19 September has been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 354 KB) has been updated.
Please register to take part in the Preliminary Meeting, Open Floor Hearing or Issue Specific Hearings by 23:59 on Tuesday 10 October 2023. The details of these events are described in the notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6) letter. (PDF, 372KB).
The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent.
The letter includes the draft Examination Timetable, initial assessment of principal issues and other related matters.
If you have any questions please contact [email protected]
The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter
The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.
The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 257KB) requesting information and updated documents from the Applicant.
The registration period has been extended for a small number of people, if you have received a notice from the Applicant and would like to comment on the proposed development. Please contact [email protected]
The registration period has been extended for a small number of people, if you have received a notice from the Applicant and would like to comment on the proposed development. Please contact [email protected].
On 21 July 2023 some registration comments were published on to our website. These were published in error and have been removed from the website.
Once we have completed our checks and received documentation from the Applicant all valid representations will be published within the next ten days.
If you wish to sign up to email updates you will receive a notification when these have been published.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 28 April 2023.
The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website if the application is accepted for examination.
It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).
The application has been withdrawn. Please see the Applicant’s letter (PDF, 124 KB).