Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

What happens next

Registration closes on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 23:59

Once the Applicant has published and notified people of an accepted application, the Planning Inspectorate has approximately three months to prepare for the Examination. During this Pre-examination stage, you will be able to register to become an Interested Party on the application by making a Relevant Representation. You will always have at least 28 days to register with us*.

View the acceptance letter.

An Examining Authority will now be appointed to examine the application. All Interested Parties and other statutory bodies will be notified of the appointment after it has been made.

When to register:

  • The date when you can start to register will be published in the box at the top of this page. We will tell you when the registration period ends in the same place.
  • When registration begins, a link will appear at the top of this page where you will be able to register online.

During the Pre-examination stage, you will be able to:

  • View the application documents on this project page (or contact us to find out where these can be viewed locally).
  • Provide your views in writing via the Relevant Representation form available on this project page, or by post, at the appropriate time.
  • Read the views of all who have registered to have their say on this application.
  • Attend the Preliminary Meeting.

*If The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 apply, this period is 30 days.

Timeline (6 items)

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Registration of interested parties begins
29 November 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

15 November 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
15 November 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 29 October 2018.
The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as
soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what
is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore
make the application documents available as soon as practicable.

This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who
wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of
the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time
required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this
stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is
accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and
express their views during the relevant representation stage and the
subsequent examination

29 October 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
29 October 2018
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The application for Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange) has not been accepted for examination. The reasons for non-acceptance are available in a letter issued on behalf of the Secretary of State.

A number of documents related to the application not accepted on 19 October 2018 remain to be published, these will be published in the week commencing 22 October 2018.

19 October 2018