A303 Stonehenge

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.

02/10/2019 - 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 (14 items)

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The submissions to Deadline 2a have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

14 May 2019
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The submissions to Deadline 2 have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

A letter giving notice of Examination events in June, July and August 2019 has been issued to Interested Parties.

07 May 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 April 2019
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
02 April 2019
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The Planning Inspectorate has received the following information from Highways England in respect of two bespoke bus services it has decided to provide for Interested Parties to travel to and from the Preliminary Meeting on 2 April 2019. For further details please contact Highways England at [email protected].

Transport to the Preliminary Hearing on the 2 April 2019:

Amesbury  – Salisbury – Salisbury Racecourse*
08:50 – from Amesbury (Central car park (directly off ‘The Centre’ road). Salisbury Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7JE)
09:15 – Salisbury Bus Station
09:20 – Salisbury Train Station
09.40 – Arrive at Salisbury Racecourse

Winterbourne Stoke – Wilton – Salisbury Racecourse*
09:00 –  Winterbourne Stoke (Layby off the A303, next to Manor Barn (red telephone box). 1 High Street, SP3 4SZ
09:15 – Wilton, (Layby off the A36 (Salisbury Road), immediately after Wilton House Garden Centre, before the roundabout. Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0AQ
09.30 – Arrive at Salisbury Racecourse

*Return journeys will be provided at the lunch break and at the end of the meeting.

21 March 2019
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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.

04 March 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
25 January 2019
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Registration of interested parties closes
11 January 2019
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Registration of interested parties begins
08 December 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

16 November 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
16 November 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 19 October 2018.

The Applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable upon submission to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application.

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 stage, 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.

26 October 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
19 October 2018