East Northants Resource Management Facility Western Extension

What happens next

The Preliminary Meeting took place on Wednesday 2 February 2022.

The Procedural Decision made after the Preliminary Meeting will be published on our website and will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000. Importantly, this Procedural Decision will set the timetable for the Examination. The Examination Timetable will, amongst other things, set deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties.

If you are an Interested Party, either because you are one of the specific bodies cited in s102 of the Planning Act 2008 or have submitted a Relevant Representation, you will receive notifications about the Examination and a copy of the Secretary of State’s decision on the application once that is made.

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 (25 items)

The Deadline 5a submissions have now been published under the Documents tab on the National Infrastructure website.

The Examining Authority has issued a letter giving notification of Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) (PDF, 135 KB). Those parties who wish to speak at the hearing should let the Case Team know by Tuesday 31 May 2022.

20 May 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a letter giving notification of Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) (PDF, 135 KB). Those parties who wish to speak at the hearing should let the Case Team know by Tuesday 31 May 2022.

The Deadline 5 submissions have now been published under the Documents tab on the National Infrastructure website.

13 May 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a request for information letter (PDF, 157 KB). The Deadline for responses is Thursday 19 May 2022.

05 May 2022

The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions and Requests for Information (ExQ2) (PDF, 166 KB) has been published

The Deadline for responses to ExQ2 is Deadline 5: Wednesday 11 May 2022

27 April 2022

The Deadline 4 submissions have now been published under the Documents tab on the National Infrastructure website.

14 April 2022

The final itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

The recordings and transcripts of Issue Specific Hearings 1 & 2 have been published.

01 April 2022

Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2): Environmental matters concluded on 29 March 2022. As a result, the part 2 session scheduled for Wednesday 30 March 2022 shall not be held.

A recording of both ISH1 and ISH2 shall be available shortly.

29 March 2022

The Livestream for the Issue Specific Hearing’s on Tuesday 29 March 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time. Joining instructions have been issued to those parties who requested to attend.

Please refer to the agenda (PDF, 192 KB) for further information.

28 March 2022

The Examining Authority’s letter (PDF, 185KB) notifying of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) has been published.

Interested Parties wishing to attend the hearings and the ASI must confirm their attendance with the Case Team by no later than Tuesday 22 March 2022.

The Deadline 3 submissions have now been published under the Documents tab on the National Infrastructure website.

17 March 2022

The Examining Authority’s letter (PDF, 185KB) notifying of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) has been published.

Interested Parties wishing to attend the hearings and the ASI must confirm their attendance with the Case Team by no later than Tuesday 22 March 2022.

The Deadline 2 submissions have now been published under the Documents tab on the National Infrastructure website.

08 March 2022

The Examining Authority’s letter (PDF, 185KB) notifying of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) has been published.

Interested Parties wishing to attend the hearings and the ASI must confirm their attendance with the Case Team by no later than Tuesday 22 March 2022.

04 March 2022

The Deadline 1 submissions have now been published under the ‘Documents’ tab on the National Infrastructure website.

The Examination Library (PDF 2 MB) will be updated shortly.

24 February 2022

The Exam Timetable tab on the project website erroneously stated that the Examination Timetable and the Examining Authority’s Written Questions (ExQ1) would be issued on 23 February 2022.

The timetable, as published in the Rule 8 Letter (Annex A), correctly stated that these documents would be published ‘As soon as practicable after the Preliminary Meeting’; they were published on 9 February 2022.

The Deadline for responses to ExQ1 is Deadline 2: Friday 4 March 2022

22 February 2022

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

09 February 2022

The recording of the Preliminary Meeting has been published, along with the transcript of the meeting (PDF, 90kb).

04 February 2022
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
02 February 2022

The Livestream for the Preliminary Meeting on Wednesday 2 February 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time. Joining instructions have been issued to those parties who requested to attend.

Please refer to the Agenda (Annex A) for the Preliminary Meeting (PDF, 330 KB) for further information.

01 February 2022

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.

06 January 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
15 December 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
09 December 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
15 October 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

24 September 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
24 September 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
08 September 2021
Application expected from applicant
01 April 2021