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.
23/03/2022 – 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)
The submissions to Deadline 1 have been published.
Rule 13 – Notification of Hearings (PDF, 161 KB) providing notification of Hearings that will be held during the week commencing 15 November 2021 has been published.
Please let the Case Team know by Monday 8 November 2021 if you would like to attend and / or speak at a Hearing.
The Examining Authority’s Rule 8 letter (PDF, 339 KB) which, along with issuing the Examination Timetable and other procedural matters, includes a Procedural Decision to close the Preliminary Meeting and The Examining Authority’s First Written Questions (PDF, 825 KB) have been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
Preliminary Meeting Part 2 Thursday 23 September
The Examining Authority (ExA) has considered the comments and representations made at Procedural Deadline B, and has decided that there are no procedural matters which need to be explored orally. As a result, in accordance with paragraph 7.5 of the Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note 8.6 (Virtual Events), the ExA does not consider there is a need to reconvene the meeting and will instead formally close the meeting through a written Procedural Decision sent to all Interested Parties on 23 September 2021.
This means that a virtual meeting (PM Part 2) will no longer be held on that date and following the written close of the meeting, the Examination will start.
The recording of Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting on Monday 13 September 2021 has been published.
Written Submissions on the matters raised and requests to be heard at the Preliminary Meeting Part 2 can be made via the Make A Submission tab by Procedural Deadline B (Friday 17 September 2021).
Instructions for those wishing to participate at the Preliminary Meeting Part 1 (PM1) have been sent.
A Livestream of PM1 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.
Please note that PM1 will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00am on Monday 13 September 2021. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.
The submissions to Procedural Deadline A have been published.
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.
The application has been accepted for examination
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 Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent Examination. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2 (PDF, 1.4MB).
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Wednesday 31 March 2021.
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. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.