A38 Derby Junctions

What happens next

The deadline for the close of the Examination has been extended to 08 September 2020.

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.

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 (46 items)

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Deadline 15 Submissions have now been published.

26 June 2020
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Deadline 14 Submissions have now been published.

19 June 2020
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The video recordings of hearings held on the 09 and 10 June 2020 have now been published:

12 June 2020
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Please note that the following ‘back up’ hearings that were notified in our letter of 5 May 2020 are no longer required and have been cancelled:

Thursday 11 June 2020 – Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5  and Issue Specific Hearings 10 and 11;

Tuesday 16 June 2020  – Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 6 and  Issue Specific Hearings 12 and 13

Wednesday 17 June 2020 – Issue Specific Hearings 14 and 15

Thursday 18 June 2020 – Issue Specific Hearings 16 and 17 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 7

10 June 2020
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27 May 2020
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The Deadline 13 Submissions have now been published.

20 May 2020
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The Deadline 12 Submissions have now been published.

19 May 2020
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13 May 2020
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The Deadline 11 submissions have now been published.

Note: Questionnaire responses to the Examining Authority’s Rule 17 Request dated 21 April 2020 are not published as they are not representations about the application and they contain personal information that is subject to our privacy policy and data protection legislation. The Examining Authority’s consideration of the responses will be published on Tuesday 5 May 2020.

29 April 2020
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Notifications of a new deadline for completion of examination and of a variation to the Examination Timetable have been published.
On 27 March 2020 the Secretary of State set a new deadline for completion of the examination on or before 8 September 2020. A statement about the extension will be made to Parliament as soon as possible after it is sitting again.
Further to the Secretary of State’s decision, the Examining Authority has decided to extend the examination beyond 8 April 2020, to the minimum necessary for the examination of remaining issues and for matters of fairness to be addressed. The Examining Authority will issue an update to the Examination Timetable as soon as is practicable, together with information on any new arrangements that will be required to assist in completing the examination.

31 March 2020
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The Submissions for Deadline 9 have now been published.

IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

27 March 2020
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IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

25 March 2020
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The Examining Authority’s Rule 17 letter requesting further information and the table accompanying it have been published.

19 March 2020
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Issue Specific Hearing 5 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 scheduled for 19 March 2020 are postponed due to the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Updates to the Examination timetable will be announced in due course.

17 March 2020
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The Examining Authority’s schedule of changes to the Applicant’s draft Development Consent Order and The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (CAH3) on 19 March 2020 have now been published.

IMPORTANT: In the light of the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), if you are planning to attend the hearings on 19 March 2020 please check this website and that of the venue (Best Western The Stuart Hotel) regularly and before travelling to the event. If there are any changes or cancellations required to the hearings this page will be updated as soon as possible. Advice is available and you are requested to please take careful note of it.

13 March 2020
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IMPORTANT: In the light of the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), if you are planning to attend the hearings on 19 March 2020 please check this website and that of the venue (Best Western The Stuart Hotel) regularly and before travelling to the event. If there are any changes or cancellations required to the hearings this page will be updated as soon as possible. Advice is available and you are requested to please take careful note of it.

11 March 2020
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The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.

11 March 2020
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The Submissions for Deadline 6 have now been published.

05 March 2020
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The Examining Authority’s letter giving information about Procedural Decisions, Variation to the Examination Timetable and Notification of Hearings on 19 March 2020 has been published.

20 February 2020
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12 February 2020
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The Submissions for Deadline 5 have now been published.

11 February 2020
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The Submissions for Deadline 4 have now been published.

04 February 2020
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Examining Authority’s Second Written Questions have been published. Responses to be received by Deadline 4.

14 January 2020
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The Submissions for Deadline 3 – 19 December 2019 have been published.

23 December 2019
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The Deadline 2 Submissions have been published.

20 November 2019
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ExA’s letter notifying of cancellation of the Hearing on 12 Dec 2019 and updating the topics for Issue Specific Hearing on 11 Dec 2019 has been published.

18 November 2019
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The submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.

07 November 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties following the Preliminary Meeting.
The Examining Authority’s Questions, Note from the first and second Unaccompanied Site Inspections and Action Points requested by the Examining Authority arising from ISH1 have been published.

14 October 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 October 2019
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
08 October 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.

23 August 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
13 August 2019
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Registration of interested parties closes
05 August 2019
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Registration of interested parties begins
24 June 2019
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The application has been accepted for examination

21 May 2019
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 May 2019
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
23 April 2019