Mallard Pass Solar Project

What happens next

Details of the Preliminary Meeting will be announced here shortly.

The Examining Authority will carry out an Initial Assessment of Principal Issues derived from its reading of the application and the Relevant Representations received and set a date for the Preliminary Meeting.

Interested Parties will receive an invitation to the Preliminary Meeting which is to discuss procedural matters only, and is held in public. It is not essential to attend the Preliminary Meeting. Whether or not an Interested Party chooses to attend the Preliminary Meeting, they will still be sent details of how to further take part in the Examination.

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 (11 items)

Relevant representations published on the website
16 March 2023

The 6.2 Environmental Statement Volume 2 – Appendix 6.6 – LVIA Viewpoint Correspondence (PDF, 3 MB) and the Response to the s51 Advice (PDF, 1 MB) have been accepted at the discretion of the Examination Authority.

The Examination Library (PDF, 202 KB) will be updated shortly.

15 March 2023
Registration of interested parties closes
02 March 2023

You can now register as an Interested Party Register online

If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the helpline on: 0303 444 5000 to request a paper form.

For further advice please see Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination.

You can check our step by step guide to find out more about having your say about a national infrastructure project.

30 January 2023

The Applicant has submitted the following document:

6.2 Environmental Statement Volume 2 – Appendix 6.6 – LVIA Viewpoint Correspondence (PDF, 3 MB)

A decision on whether these will be accepted into the Examination will be made once the Examining Authority has been appointed.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF,193 KB)

18 January 2023
Registration of interested parties begins
05 January 2023
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

21 December 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 December 2022

The application documents have been published.

The documents have been published to help you become familiar with the proposal. There is no opportunity to make comments on the application at this stage.

If the application is accepted you will be able to register and express your views during the Registration and Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent Examination. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.

09 December 2022
Application expected from applicant
25 November 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
24 November 2022