A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening Scheme

What happens next

Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.

Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.

12/07/2023 - Deadline for close of examination. See the Examination Timetable for further information.

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 (18 items)

Deadline 1 submissions have been published.

A Procedural Decision by the Examining Authority (PDF, 146 KB) has been published regarding Changes to the Applicant’s Notice Period for Forthcoming Hearings.

The Examination Library (PDF, 464 KB) has been updated.

02 February 2023

The Examining Authority’s notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) and Hearings (PDF, 255 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 410 KB) has been updated.

31 January 2023

The following documents have been published:

The Deadline for responses is Monday 13 February 2023

The Examination Library (PDF, 404 KB) has been updated.

23 January 2023

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

20 January 2023
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
12 January 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) and Open Floor Hearings scheduled for Thursday 12 January 2023.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/a12-chelmsford-a120
Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

We would remind those observing the PM that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the PM by Deadline 1 Monday 30 January.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from:

The Examination Library (PDF, 399 KB) has been updated

11 January 2023

Procedural Deadline A submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly

04 January 2023

Registration

The invitation to the Preliminary meeting, which includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues, has been issued.

Registration to attend the Preliminary meeting and Open Floor Hearings is now open. The deadline is 3 January 2023. For information on the events please see Advice note 8.3 and 8.5

13 December 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.

13 December 2022

The following documents have been published to the website.

Due to a postal service delay the following Relevant Representations have been added to the website:
Kelvedon and Feering Heritage Society
Anthony Fuller
A12 Villagers Traffic Action Group (A12VTAG)

Attachments have been added to these Relevant Representations:
Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for Essex
WSP on behalf of The Crown Estate
Stanfords on behalf of J A Bunting & Sons
Lord Rayleigh’s Farms Ltd
The Honourable John Frederick Strutt

These submissions have been accepted by the ExA for:
DWD LLP on behalf Countryside Zest (Beaulieu Park)
Colchester Model Car Club
Mr and Mrs AJ Carter

30 November 2022

The Applicant has informed the Planning Inspectorate that some persons with a legal interest in the land affected by the Proposed Development were not notified of the accepted application. The Applicant notified the omitted persons on 25 October 2022, and provided further time for them to register and comment on the scheme. Anyone who has received the Applicant’s notification and would like to make register and comment on the scheme should do so by 28 November 2022. Please contact [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.

A document has been attached to the Relevant Representations for <Lord Rayleigh’s Farm Ltd> and <The Honourable John Frederick Strutt>.

09 November 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
09 November 2022

The Applicant has informed the Planning Inspectorate that some persons with a legal interest in the land affected by the Proposed Development were not notified of the accepted application. The Applicant notified the omitted persons on 25 October 2022, and provided further time for them to register and comment on the scheme. Anyone who has received the Applicant’s notification and would like to make register and comment on the scheme should do so by 28 November 2022. Please contact [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.

07 November 2022
Registration of interested parties closes
04 November 2022
Registration of interested parties begins
22 September 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

12 September 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
12 September 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
15 August 2022