The list below includes a record of advice we have provided for this project. For a list of all advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate, including non-project related advice, please go to the Register of advice page.

There is a statutory duty, under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008, to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application, including the name of the person who requested the advice, and to make this publicly available.

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Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
East Midlands Intermodal Park Project Update Meeting Note
Please see attached meeting note

15 September 2016
Goodman
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
East Midlands Intermodal Park project update meeting
Please see attached meeting note

25 May 2016
Goodman
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Meeting and site visit to discuss progress and forward programme for the East Midlands Intermodal Park
Please see attachment

17 March 2015
Goodman Shepherd (UK) Ltd - Ian Pritchard
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Meeting with Goodman Shepherd (UK) Limited and Network Rail for an update on the East Midlands Intermodal Park project
Please see attachment

23 September 2014
Andrew Thomas Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
Comments and responses to the developer's pre-application consultation were sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate with questions regarding registering as interested parties from P Woolrich, Janet Pearce and Sir Henry Every Bt.
The East Midlands Intermodal Park is currently at the ?pre-application? stage of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) (PA 2008) process.

At this stage of the process the developer should be your first point of contact and it is recommended that you refer to the developer?s website for information on how to contact them. The developer?s project website page describes how they are carrying out their consultation at [attachment 1]. The page also has links to the exhibition boards from the public information days.

Prior to submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate, the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals. This involves providing information about the proposal to various statutory and non-statutory bodies and the wider community, responding to questions, listening to suggestions, and taking these into account to influence and inform the application ultimately submitted to the Inspectorate. This does not mean that the developer has to accept or agree with every comment or suggestion made but they must give them proper consideration.

Where any person feels that a developer's pre-application consultation was inadequately carried out, they should seek resolution by approaching the developer in the first instance. If following this action they remain unsatisfied with the consultation carried out, they may also wish to raise this with the relevant local authority.

Subsequently, when an application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate following the pre-application stage, there is a 28 day period during which a decision is taken on whether to accept the application for examination. One of the factors to be considered by the Planning Inspectorate at this stage is whether or not the developer?s consultation process has been adequate, and we will invite relevant local authorities to provide us with their comments on the adequacy of the applicant?s consultation. In providing their representation on this matter, the local authority may decide to take into account any comments received from the public on this issue. The Inspectorate, on behalf of the Secretary of State, must have regard to the local authority?s response on the adequacy of consultation in making its decision on whether to accept an application to proceed to be examined.

If the application is accepted for examination, there will be the opportunity for individuals and organisations to register their views with the Planning Inspectorate. This will allow them to participate in the examination by making a relevant representation and becoming an "interested party". Where a person believes they have identified an issue which has not been adequately addressed by the applicant, despite raising it with them as part of their pre-application consultation, they may wish to include this as part of their representation. Relevant representations are used by the Examining Authority to undertake their initial assessment of principal issues for examination.

Details about how and when to register will be publicised by the developer in local newspapers and on site notices only after the application has been submitted to The Planning Inspectorate. We display an estimated submission date, provided to us by the developer, on the relevant project page of the National Infrastructure page on the Planning Portal.

The Planning Inspectorate has produced several advice notes to help provide an overview of the PA 2008 process and the opportunities to get involved. These are available via the link below. In this instance I recommend reviewing Advice Note Eight series ? ?How to get involved in the planning process?. You may also find it helpful to review Advice Note Sixteen ? ?The developer?s pre-application consultation, publicity and notification duties?. These can be found at the following link: [attachment 2]
You can receive updates about the project at key milestones by signing-up to email updates on the project page. By signing up you will receive notifications such as when the application is formally submitted, if the application is accepted or not to proceed to examination and when the period to register a relevant representation opens and closes. It is advised that in order to stay up to date with the application you regularly visit the project page.

08 August 2014
Various - Please see enquiry for details
Enquiry received via post
response has attachments
Comments and responses to the developer's pre-application consultation were sent directly to the Planning Inspectorate with questions regarding registering as interested parties from Tracey and John Pendleton, Janice and John Farrell, Ashley and Anne Picken, K G Callum, Mr Higgins, Mr and Mrs Brocklebank, Roger Hyland, Teresa Luddington, Susan Callum, Susan Nesbitt, Mary Brockington, Barry Willis, Miles Nesbitt, Tim Wherly, Roz Wherly, Stewart Rayner, Mr and Mrs A B Wassell, Ian Russell, Beryl Brereton, Miss Griffiths, Stuart Benney, Mrs S Hill, Colin Brockington, Desrene and Brian Smith, Lucy Dimmock, Mario and Carol De Nunzio, Mr J and Mrs L Gould, Mr and Mrs KC Mycock, Deborah Strain and Peter Strain.
The East Midlands Intermodal Park is currently at the ?pre-application? stage of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) (PA 2008) process.

At this stage of the process the developer should be your first point of contact and it is recommended that you refer to the developer?s website for information on how to contact them. The developer?s project website page describes how they are carrying out their consultation at [attachment 1]. The page also has links to the exhibition boards from the public information days.

Prior to submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate, the developer is required to carry out extensive consultation on their proposals. This involves providing information about the proposal to various statutory and non-statutory bodies and the wider community, responding to questions, listening to suggestions, and taking these into account to influence and inform the application ultimately submitted to the Inspectorate. This does not mean that the developer has to accept or agree with every comment or suggestion made but they must give them proper consideration.

Where any person feels that a developer's pre-application consultation was inadequately carried out, they should seek resolution by approaching the developer in the first instance. If following this action they remain unsatisfied with the consultation carried out, they may also wish to raise this with the relevant local authority.

Subsequently, when an application is submitted to the Planning Inspectorate following the pre-application stage, there is a 28 day period during which a decision is taken on whether to accept the application for examination. One of the factors to be considered by the Planning Inspectorate at this stage is whether or not the developer?s consultation process has been adequate, and we will invite relevant local authorities to provide us with their comments on the adequacy of the applicant?s consultation. In providing their representation on this matter, the local authority may decide to take into account any comments received from the public on this issue. The Inspectorate, on behalf of the Secretary of State, must have regard to the local authority?s response on the adequacy of consultation in making its decision on whether to accept an application to proceed to be examined.

If the application is accepted for examination, there will be the opportunity for individuals and organisations to register their views with the Planning Inspectorate. This will allow them to participate in the examination by making a relevant representation and becoming an "interested party". Where a person believes they have identified an issue which has not been adequately addressed by the applicant, despite raising it with them as part of their pre-application consultation, they may wish to include this as part of their representation. Relevant representations are used by the Examining Authority to undertake their initial assessment of principal issues for examination.

Details about how and when to register will be publicised by the developer in local newspapers and on site notices only after the application has been submitted to The Planning Inspectorate. We display an estimated submission date, provided to us by the developer, on the relevant project page of the National Infrastructure page on the Planning Portal.

The Planning Inspectorate has produced several advice notes to help provide an overview of the PA 2008 process and the opportunities to get involved. These are available via the link below. In this instance I recommend reviewing Advice Note Eight series ? ?How to get involved in the planning process?. You may also find it helpful to review Advice Note Sixteen ? ?The developer?s pre-application consultation, publicity and notification duties?. These can be found at the following link: [attachment 2]
You can receive updates about the project at key milestones by signing-up to email updates on the project page. By signing up you will receive notifications such as when the application is formally submitted, if the application is accepted or not to proceed to examination and when the period to register a relevant representation opens and closes. It is advised that in order to stay up to date with the application you regularly visit the project page.

08 August 2014
Various - Please see enquiry for details
Enquiry received via phone
response has attachments
Can you provide information about what stage the project is at and what this involves, how to get to make a representation and track the progress of the project.
The proposal by Goodman Shepherd (UK) Limited for the East Midlands Intermodal Park is currently at the 'pre-application' stage of the national infrastructure planning process, as set out in the Planning Act 2008 (as amended).

As you are aware, Goodman Shepherd (UK) Limited will shortly be consulting with local communities and prescribed consultees on their proposal in accordance with the duties which the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) places upon them. Until a formal application for development consent has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, members of the public should give their views on a project directly to the developer (email: [email protected] tel: 08001701418) and not to the Inspectorate. The purpose of the statutory pre application consultation undertaken by a developer is to provide an opportunity for communities and other consultees to influence the preparation of the application.

The opportunity for persons to register to become an 'interested party' will not arise until a formal application has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate and if accepted, to proceed to be examined. Based on current information, Goodman Shepherd (UK) Limited anticipate submitting this application during the first quarter of 2015. If the application is accepted to be examined, the developer will be required to advertise in local and national press the period within which anybody will be able to make a 'relevant representation' and register to become an interested party. Notification of this period will also appear on the East Midlands Intermodal Park project page of the National Infrastructure pages of the Planning Portal website, here: [attachment 1]

The Planning Inspectorate has published a series of advice notes which explain the process, including information on how to get involved. These are available at: [attachment 2].

I would draw your attention in particular to advice notes 8.1 to 8.5. In addition, the Government has published Guidance on the pre application stage.

You can receive updates about the project at key milestones by signing-up to email updates on the project page at the link above. By signing up you will receive notifications such as when the application is formally submitted, if the application is accepted or not to proceed to examination and when the period to register a relevant representation opens and closes. It is advised that in order to stay up to date with the application you regularly visit the project page.

16 July 2014
Lynn Gardner
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
A meeting note has been published for the introductory meeting

20 May 2014
Ian Pritchard Goodman Shepherd (UK) Ltd