What happens next
Dates of the examination can be viewed on the Exam 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 timetable as currently set out.14/05/2018 - 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 already registered 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 (as amended).
Timeline (20 items)
The Examining Authority (ExA) has decided that further written questions (ExQ2), a consultation on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) and/or dDCO commentary will not be required to be published.
There are outstanding questions and matters relevant to the dDCO that the ExA wishes to clarify, however these matters will be addressed at Issue Specific Hearing (ISH) 4 on Outstanding Issues (28 February) and ISH5 into the dDCO (1 March) as notified to Interested Parties on 31 January 2018. Agendas for these ISHs will be published on/before 21 February 2018 and any Interested Parties wishing to respond to the matters raised therein but are unable to attend these scheduled ISHs may do so in writing for Deadline 5 (8 March).
There are no outstanding matters relevant to Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and the ExA will therefore not be publishing a Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES).
Documents received for Deadline 4 have been published.
A letter giving Notification of Hearings on 28 February and 1 March 2018 has been published
Documents received for Deadline 3 have been published.
Audio recordings of the hearings w/c 15 January have been published.
Action Points from Issue Specific Hearing 2 on Environmental Matters held on 17 January 2018 have been published.
Notification by ExA of Agendas to inform the Open Floor Hearing, Issue Specific Hearings and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings to be held in January 2018.
Documents received for Deadline 2 have been published.
A notification for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) and the itinerary have been published.
Documents received for Deadline 1 have been published.
The Examining Authority has made a Procedural Decision regarding the proposed non-material changes to the Application which should be read in conjunction with the Rule 8 letter issued 22 November 2017.
The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter
The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.
The application has been accepted for examination
- Application expected from applicant
- Application received by the Planning Inspectorate