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.
12/02/2022 – 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 (33 items)
The Examining Authority’s (ExA) note of the Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI2) (PDF, 29MB ) conducted on 10 and 11 October 2021 has been published.
The ExA has used it’s discretion to accept an Bryan Robinson (PDF, 29MB).
The Examination Authority has accepted an updated version of REP3-043 (PDF, 11MB) (A C Meynell’s Comments on Applicant’s replies to ExA’s First Written Questions: Annex 4 – Late submission accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority), which has been republished with the same reference in the Examination Library.
The Applicants notice of Hearings scheduled for November 2021 (PDF, 214 KB) has been published
The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following late submissions for Deadline 3:
The following submission from a non-Interested Party has been accepted by the Examining Authority for Deadline 3:
Anthony Clarke on behalf of Norwich Cycling Campaign (PDF, 76 KB)
The following documents has been published:
The Examination Authority’s letter notifying parties of the Hearings to be held week commencing 1 November 2021 and of the Accompanied Site Inspection to be held on the 16 November 2021 (PDF, 168 KB) has been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 343 KB) has been updated.
Norfolk County Council’s late response to the Examining Authority’s questions 7.0.14, 13.0.4, 13.0.6, 13.0.7, 13.0.11 and 13.0.12 (PDF, 88KB) has been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 340KB) has been updated.
The late Deadline 2 submissions from Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council (PDF, 140KB) has been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 340KB) has been updated.
The late Norfolk County Council Deadline 2 Submissions (PDF, 139KB) have now been published. N.B that the response to Examination Authority’s questions 7.0.14, 13.0.4, 13.0.6, 13.0.7, 13.0.11 and 13.0.12 will be submitted on 27 September 2021.
The Deadline 1 submission accepted at the discretion of the Examination Authority has been published.
The Examination Library (PDF 271KB) has been updated.
The submission for Deadline 1 has been published.
The Examining Authority’s Written Questions (ExQ1) (PDF, 318 KB) has been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 228 KB) has been updated.
The following documents have been published:
The Examining Authority’s Rule 8 letter (PDF, 324 KB) which, along with issuing the Examination Timetable and other procedural matters, includes a Procedural Decision to close the Preliminary Meeting
The Preliminary Meeting Note (PDF, 54 KB)
Instructions for those wishing to participate at the Open Floor Hearing (OFH1) have been sent. A Livestream of OFH1 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.
Please note that OFH1 will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 6:00pm on Thursday 12 August 2021. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
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 Thursday 12 August 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.
Please note that the Open Floor Hearing (OFH1) scheduled to take place on the evening of Thursday 12 August 2021 will take place at 6:00pm with the Arrangements Conference from 5:30pm
The agenda for Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1) (PDF, 100 KB) at 6pm on Thursday 12 August 2021 has now been published.
Registration to attend should be made by Procedural Deadline B (12pm Monday 9 August 2021).
The recording of Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting on Tuesday 3 August 2021 has been published.
Written Submissions on the matters raised and requests to be heard at the Preliminary Meeting Part 2 and/or the Open Floor Hearing on 12 August 2021 can be made via the Make A Submission tab by Procedural Deadline B (midday on Monday 9 August 2021).
A livestream of Preliminary Meeting 1 will be available for those wishing to observe in real time. Please note that PM1 will start broadcasting live once it opens at 10.00am on Tuesday 3 August 2021. If the livestream doesn’t initially work, it should be resolved by refreshing the page.
The note of the Examining Authority’s first Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI1) (PDF, 86 KB) on 12 and 13 July 2021 has been published.
Joining Instructions have been sent to those who registered to participate in the Preliminary Meeting Part 1 (PM1).
A livestream of PM1 will be available for those wishing to observe in real time. Please note that PM1 will start broadcasting live once it opens at 10.00am on Tuesday 3 August 2021. If the livestream doesn’t initially work, it should be resolved by refreshing the page.
We would remind those observing PM1 that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at PM1 by Procedural Deadline B (12pm, Monday 9 August 2021).
The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Mr Josselyn on behalf of Mr Meynell (PDF, 213 KB).
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 Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following additional submissions from the Applicant:
The application has been accepted for examination
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 Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent Examination. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 15 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.