A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme was taken on 11 May 2016 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (35 items)

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On 13 November 2017 the Secretary of State for Transport issued a Correction Order and Correction Notice to make corrections to The A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Development Consent Order 2016, as published on 11 May 2016.

13 November 2017
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
11 May 2016
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
11 February 2016
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Documents for Deadline 15 have been published.

13 November 2015
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The Examining Authority have published a Rule 17 request for further information relating to flooding.

This was published on 6 November and is a separate request from the Rule 17 letter that was published on 3 November.

The request is addressed to Highways England and the Environment Agency, though other interested parties may also comment by Deadline 15 at noon on 11 November 2015.

Documents for Deadline 14 have also been published.

06 November 2015
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The Examining Authority have published a Rule 17 request for information relating to flooding and drainage matters.

This request is addressed to Highways England, the Environment Agency and the Alconbury and Ellington Internal Drainage Board, though other interested parties may also comment by Deadline 14 at noon on 6 November 2015.

03 November 2015
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The Examining Authority have published their Procedural Decision accepting the applicant’s remaining requests to change the application scheme.

A notification letter, which also adds an extra deadline of 11 November 2015, has been sent to all interested parties.

Documents received for Deadline 13 have been published

28 October 2015
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The ExA’s RIES and draft DCO have been published.

Documents for Deadline 12 have been published

15 October 2015
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The Examining Authority have issued a letter notifying of procedural decisions on proposed non material changes to the application, notification of hearings and a change in the examination timetable.

The Examining Authority’s Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) has been published.

09 October 2015
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The Examining Authority have issued a letter notifying of procedural decisions on proposed non material changes to the application, notification of hearings and a change in the examination timetable.

Documents for Deadline 10 have also been published.

30 September 2015
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18 September 2015
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Agendas for the Issue Specific Hearings on 15 September, 16 September and 17 September have been published; there is no agenda for 18 September 2015, as this will cover any unresolved matters from previous days if required. Audio files from the hearings from 1-4 September have also been published.

11 September 2015
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The Examining Authority have issued a letter describing proposed changes to the application, providing notice of the September hearings and drawing attention to their second written questions.

The applicant, Highways England, submitted an application to change their scheme which was accepted by the Examining Authority on 30 July 2015.

You may now make a representation on the scheme changes before the new deadline of 10 September 2015. You may register to provide a relevant representation on the form or, if you have previously registered, provide your comments by email or letter.

Agendas for the Issue Specific Hearings on 15 September, 16 September and 17 September have been published. Audio files from the hearings from 1-4 September have also been published

03 September 2015
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The Examining Authority have issued a letter describing proposed changes to the application, providing notice of the September hearings and drawing attention to their second written questions.

The applicant, Highways England, submitted an application to change their scheme which was accepted by the Examining Authority on 30 July 2015.

You may now make a representation on the scheme changes before the new deadline of 10 September 2015. You may register to provide a relevant representation on the form or, if you have previously registered, provide your comments by email or letter.

Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

The Exa have published agendas for the first, second and third Compulsory Acquisition hearings.

They have published an agenda and a list of questions for the issue specific hearing on the draft Development Consent Order.

02 September 2015
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The ExAs second questions (ExAQs) have been published along with Annex A to the second ExAQs which lists all of the objections to the granting of Compulsory acquisition powers.

Documents for Deadline 6 have been published.

 

29 July 2015
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A revised Accompanied Site Visit itinerary and the agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on 15 July have been published.

Please note that there are no agendas for the Open Floor Hearings taking place on 13 and 14 July.

10 July 2015
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Documents for Deadline 4 have been published.

07 July 2015
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Documents for Deadline 3 have been published.

26 June 2015
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Documents for Deadline 2 have been published.

17 June 2015
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Submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.

02 June 2015
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

21 May 2015
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
13 May 2015
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

17 April 2015
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Revised application documents

Highways England have revised certain application documents following advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate at acceptance.

13 April 2015
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Relevant representations published on the website
17 March 2015
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 March 2015
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Registration of interested parties begins
02 February 2015
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The application has been accepted for examination

27 January 2015
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
27 January 2015
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 31 December 2014.

The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable upon submission to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application.

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.

Guidance on the pre-application process for major infrastructure projects.

31 December 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 December 2014