A38 Derby Junctions

What happens next

08/01/2021 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 08 October 2020. The Secretary of State has three months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.

Timeline (54 items)

04 December 2020
30 November 2020

Responses from the Applicant to the Secretary of State’s consultation (PDF, 93KB) have now been published.

19 November 2020

In his letter of 3 November 2020, the Secretary of State for Transport has requested comments (PDF, 93 KB) from the Applicant, Network Rail, East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, Western Power Distribution, and other Interested Parties. The deadline for any response is 17 November 2020.

03 November 2020
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
08 October 2020
Examination ends

08 July 2020

Deadline 15 Submissions have now been published.

26 June 2020

Deadline 14 Submissions have now been published.

19 June 2020

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

12 June 2020

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
27 May 2020

The Deadline 13 Submissions have now been published.

20 May 2020

The Deadline 12 Submissions have now been published.

19 May 2020
13 May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

19 March 2020

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

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

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

The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.

11 March 2020

The Submissions for Deadline 6 have now been published.

05 March 2020

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
12 February 2020

The Submissions for Deadline 5 have now been published.

11 February 2020

The Submissions for Deadline 4 have now been published.

04 February 2020

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

14 January 2020

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

23 December 2019

The Deadline 2 Submissions have been published.

20 November 2019

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

The submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.

07 November 2019

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

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

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

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
Relevant representations published on the website
13 August 2019
Registration of interested parties closes
05 August 2019
Registration of interested parties begins
24 June 2019
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

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