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.12/05/2020 - 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 (27 items)
The Examining Authority has issued notification of hearings that will take place between 24 – 26 March 2020 and a variation of the timetable under Rule 8(3) to include an additional deadline (Deadline 5a, 13 March 2020) to allow the Applicant to submit relevant documents ahead of the hearings.
The submissions for Deadline 4a have now been published.
The Examining Authority’s further Written Questions (ExQ2) have now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 letter to Highways England requesting further information regarding their change requests by 18 February 2020. This letter also amends the timetable under Rule 8(3) by the introduction of deadline 4a (18 February 2020).
The submissions for Deadline 4 have now been published.
The submissions for Deadline 3 have now been published.
The note of the ExA’s Unaccompanied Site Inspection on 17 January 2020 has been published.
The final itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection on Tuesday 14 January 2020 has now been published. Please note the amended meeting and departure times. Pre-registration is mandatory for this event.
The Agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 January 2020 has now been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 2 have now been published.
The following has been issued to Interested Parties:
A Procedural Decision to vary the timetable, including Notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) and Issue Specific Hearing in January 2020.
A Procedural Decision responding to the Applicant’s request to make changes to the Application.
The Submissions for Deadline 1 have now been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
The following have been published:
The audio recordings from the three hearings on 12 November 2019
The Action Points from the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) hearing on 12 November 2019
The Relevant Representation from Guildford BC, which was submitted in time but not received. The Examining Authority made a Procedural Decision at the Preliminary Meeting to accept the document as a Relevant Representation
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The following documents have been published in advance of the Preliminary Meeting: Applicant’s responses to the post-acceptance s51 advice, Applicant’s responses to the Rule 6 letter, Responses to the R6 letter by Interested Parties, the Applicant’s details of changes to be requested to the Application.
The agendas for the Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order and the Open Floor Hearing, both on 12 November, have now been published.
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 applicant has informed us that one of the notifications they sent about the opportunity to make Relevant Representations was sent to an incorrect delivery address and that one party had not been served notice. The applicant has re-sent a further notification to that party only allowing them time to make their representations. If you have received such a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.
The application has been accepted for examination
The application documents have been published.
If the application is accepted for examination anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination.
The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore make the application documents available as soon as practicable.
This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination.