A47 North Tuddenham to Easton

What happens next

12 May 2022 – Deadline for Planning Inspectorate to submit recommendation.

The Examination closed on 12 February 2022. There will now be a period of three months for the Examining Authority to write its report and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will then have three months in which to make a decision.

Timeline (70 items)

The Secretary of State has issued a further consultation letter (PDF,139KB)  requesting responses from the Applicant, Natural England, Anglian Water Services Limited and all Interested Parties. The deadline for a response from Natural England and Anglian Water Services Limited is 1 July 2022.

The deadline for a response from all other Interested Parties is 23:59 on 8 July 2022.

27 June 2022

The Secretary of State has issued a Consultation letter (PDF, 4 MB), requesting responses from the Applicant, Natural England, Norfolk County Council and Anglian Water Services Limited.

The deadline is 23:59 on 15 June 2022.

01 June 2022
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
12 May 2022

The Examination closed at 23.59 on 12 February 2022. Notification of completion of the Examination (s99) (PDF, 90KB) has been issued.

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 583KB)

If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]

28 February 2022

Submissions received at Deadline 10 have been published.

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 595 KB)

If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]

14 February 2022

The Examination closed at 23.59 on 12 February 2022. Notification of completion of the Examination (s99) (PDF, 90KB) has been issued.

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 583KB)

If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]

14 February 2022

The Examination closed at 23:59 on Saturday 12 February 2022.

14 February 2022

Submissions received at Deadline 9 have been published.

The Examining Authority has accepted a late Deadline 9 submission from A C Meynell (PDF, 960KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 582KB) has been updated.

10 February 2022

Submissions received at Deadline 9 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 580 KB) has been updated.

09 February 2022

The Examining Authority has published a Rule 9 and Rule 17 Letter (PDF, 137KB) to accept the Applicant’s proposed changes to the scheme, published on 17 December 2021 (PDF, 1 MB) and to request further information from the Applicant.

The Examining Authority has also accepted an Additional Submission from the Applicant (PDF, 335KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 536KB) has been updated.

If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]

02 February 2022

The Examining Authority has accepted a late Deadline 8 submission from A C Meynell (PDF, 467 KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 535 KB) has been updated.

27 January 2022

Submissions received at Deadline 8 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 534kb) has been updated.

26 January 2022

The Examining Authority has accepted a late Deadline 7 submission from A C Meynell (PDF,11MB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 515KB) has been updated.

19 January 2022

Submissions received at Deadline 7 have been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 515kb) has been updated.

18 January 2022

The Action Points for Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) (PDF, 70KB) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 491KB) has been updated.

14 January 2022

The Examining Authority has accepted an Additional Submission from Climate Emergency Policy and Planning (PDF, 27 KB) that retracts the complaint made in section 2 of REP6-020 (PDF, 740 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 490 KB) has been updated.

10 January 2022

The recordings and transcripts for the Hearings held between 5-6 January 2022 have been published.

07 January 2022

The Livestream for events running w/c 4 January 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:

04 January 2022

The link for the livestream of the January 2022 hearings will be posted on the project page on Tuesday 4 January 2022.

23 December 2021

The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 220 KB) and agendas for the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (PDF, 119 KB) and the Issue Specific Hearing 3 (PDF, 136 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the Applicant’s Additional Submissions relating to a Change Request.

The Examining Authority has decided not to publish a schedule of changes to the draft DCO.

17 December 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion to accept a late Deadline 6 submission from Transport Action Network (PDF, 215 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 470 KB) has been updated.

16 December 2021

Submissions received at Deadline 6 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 483 KB) has been updated

14 December 2021

The Applicants notice of Hearings scheduled for January 2022 (PDF, 135 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 460 KB) has been updated.

14 December 2021

The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions (ExQ3) (PDF, 197 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 447 KB) has been updated.

30 November 2021

The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept a late submission from  Weston Longville Parish Council (PDF, 684 KB) for Deadline 5.

The Examination Library (PDF, 458 KB) has been updated.

26 November 2021

The Submissions received at Deadline 5 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 458 KB) has been updated.

24 November 2021

The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept three Deadline 4 non-IP submissions from Norfolk Wildlife Trust (PDF, 138 KB), Chris Cockcroft (PDF, 136 KB), Andrew Cawdron (PDF, 38 KB).

The Examining Authority has further used its discretion to accept a late Deadline 4 submission from Highways England (PDF, 288 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 444 KB) has been updated.

18 November 2021

Submissions received at deadline 4 have been published

The Examination Library (PDF, 431 KB) has been updated

15 November 2021

The Action Points for Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1), Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2), and the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) (PDF, 95KB) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 406KB) has been updated.

10 November 2021

The recordings and transcripts for the Hearings held between 2 – 5 November 2021 have been published.

08 November 2021

The Examination Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following additional submissions from Climate Emergency Planning and Policy (CEPP) and Highways England

The Examination Library (PDF, 384KB) has been updated.

28 October 2021
20 October 2021

The Examination Authority has used its discretion to accept an additional submission from David Pett on behalf of Stop Wensum Link (PDF, 6 MB).

18 October 2021

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 its discretion to accept an additional submission from Bryan Robinson  (PDF, 29MB).

15 October 2021

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.

15 October 2021

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)

12 October 2021
07 October 2021
04 October 2021

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.

28 September 2021

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.

24 September 2021

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.

21 September 2021

Submissions received for Deadline 2 have been published.

The Examination Library has been updated.

16 September 2021
07 September 2021

The submission for Deadline 1 has been published.

03 September 2021

The Examining Authority’s Written Questions (ExQ1) (PDF, 318 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 228 KB) has been updated.

18 August 2021

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.

12 August 2021

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

12 August 2021
Examination begins
12 August 2021

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

11 August 2021

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).

05 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).

04 August 2021

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.

03 August 2021
Preliminary Meeting takes place
03 August 2021

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).

02 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).

28 July 2021

The submissions to Procedural Deadline A have been published.

21 July 2021

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.

06 July 2021
Relevant representations published on the website
01 July 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following additional submissions from the Applicant:

 

 

30 June 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
17 June 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
07 May 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

12 April 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
12 April 2021

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.

24 March 2021

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.

16 March 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
15 March 2021