A47 Wansford to Sutton

What happens next

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 11 October 2022. The Secretary of State has set a new deadline to make a decision on this application which is 17 February 2023.

The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.

Timeline (62 items)

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter (PDF, 101KB) dated 6 February 2023, inviting comments from All Interested Parties by 9 February 2023.

06 February 2023

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter (PDF, 110 KB) dated 27 January 2023, requesting comments from the Applicant and Natural England by 3 February 2023.

The responses from Robert Reid have been appended to the letter at 14.00 30 January 2023.

Please send your comments to the case team – [email protected]

30 January 2023

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter (PDF, 110 KB) dated 27 January 2023, requesting comments from the Applicant and Natural England by 3 February 2023.

Please send your comments to the case team – [email protected].

The Responses to the Secretary of State’s Consultation, dated 19 January 2023 have been published.

30 January 2023

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter (PDF, 110 KB) inviting comments from all Interested Parties, Natural England, and the Applicant by 26 January 2023.

 Please send your comments to the case team – [email protected].

19 January 2023

The Responses to the Secretary of State’s Consultation, dated 10 January 2023, have been published.

18 January 2023

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter (PDF, 114 KB) requesting comments from the Applicant, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and Natural England. The deadline is 17 January 2023.

Please send your response to the case team – [email protected].

10 January 2023

The Secretary of State has decided to set a new deadline for decision on this application of 17 February 2023. For further information, please refer to the Written Ministerial Statement laid in Parliament.

09 January 2023

The consultation responses from the Secretary of State’s consultation, dated 12 December 2022, have been published.

03 January 2023

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter (PDF, 102 KB) requesting comments from all Interested Parties by 23 December 2022. This request includes a letter from Wansford Parish Council (PDF, 218 KB). 

Please contact the case team if you have any questions – [email protected].

12 December 2022

The Ground Investigation Report, part of National Highways response to the Secretary of State’s consultation dated 28 October 2022.

9.42 Supplementary Ground Investigations 2022 Report (PDF, 80MB)

9.42 Supplementary Ground Investigations 2022 Appendix II Part A (PDF, 46MB)

9.42 Supplementary Ground Investigations 2022 Appendix II Part B (PDF, 43MB)

02 December 2022

The consultation response for National Highways (PDF, 188KB), submitted on 11 November, has been published. The Ground Investigation Report will be published shortly.

01 December 2022

The Secretary of State has issued a consultation letter requesting comments from the Applicant, Anglian Water Services Limited, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Natural England by 11 November 2022.

28 October 2022
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
11 October 2022

The Deadline 11 submissions have been published.

The Examination closed at 23.59 on 11 July 2022. Notification of completion of the Examination (s99) (PDF, 132 KB) has been issued.

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

12 July 2022

The Examination closes at 23:59 on 11 July 2022.

11 July 2022

The Deadline 10 submissions have been published.

The Examining Authority (ExA) has published a Rule 17 letter requesting further information from the Applicant, Natural England, Peterborough City Council, Anglian Water, Environment Agency and Western Power Distribution (PDF, 165 KB).

The ExA requires a response by Monday 11 July 2022 (Deadline 11) which is also the date for close of Examination.

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

06 July 2022

The Deadline 9 submissions have been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

29 June 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision, and request for further information (PDF, 167 KB) in response to the Applicant’s further request for a change to the application. The information is requested for Deadline 10 Tuesday 5 July 2022.

If you have any questions please contact the case team [email protected]

28 June 2022

The Examining Authority has received a request from the Applicant to make changes to the application (PDF, 707 KB). The publication of this request does not indicate that the proposed changes have been accepted.

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

27 June 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 157 kb) in response to the Applicant’s request for a change to the application.

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

21 June 2022

The Deadline 8 submissions have been published. This includes a late submission by Sutton Parish Council (PDF, 2 KB) accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority.

The Deadline 8 submissions include a request from the Applicant to make changes to the application (PDF, 7 MB). Please note that the publication of this request does not indicate that the proposed change has been accepted by the Examining Authority.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

15 June 2022

The Deadline 7a submissions have been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

07 June 2022

The Examining Authority (ExA) has accepted an Additional Submission from Climate Emergency Planning and Policy (PDF, 28 KB).

In response, the ExA has published a Rule 17 letter (PDF, 133 KB).

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

26 May 2022

The Examining Authority has published a Rule 17 letter requesting further information from the Applicant, alongside an amendment to the Examination Timetable (PDF, 220 KB).

The Examining Authority has also published their Third Written Questions (ExQ3) (PDF, 206 KB), and their proposed changes to the draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 118 KB).

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

24 May 2022

The Deadline 7 submissions have been published, including one late Deadline 7 submission from Wansford Parish Council.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

23 May 2022

The Examining Authority has made a decision to amend the Examination Timetable. A letter has been published which gives details of changes to the Examination Timetable. (PDF, 403 KB)

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

16 May 2022

The Examining Authority has accepted Additional Submissions from the Applicant which include a notification of intention to make a change request (PDF, 234 KB), alongside updated Land Plans (PDF, 692 KB), General Arrangement Plans (PDF, 1 MB) and Rights of Way and Access Plans (PDF, 782 KB). Please note that the publication of these submissions does not indicate that the proposed change has been accepted by the Examining Authority.

The Examining Authority has published a Rule 17 request for further information (PDF, 145 KB) addressed to the Applicant with regard to the notification of intention to make a change request.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

11 May 2022

The Deadline 6 submissions have been published, including two late Deadline 6 submissions from Sutton Parish Council.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected]te.gov.uk.

05 May 2022

The Deadline 5 submissions have been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

21 April 2022

The Examining Authority have published their second written questions (ExQ2) (PDF, 198 KB). Responses are requested by Deadline 5 on 20 April 2022.

note from an Unaccompanied Site Inspection (PDF, 488 KB), conducted on 29 March 2022 has also been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

05 April 2022

The dates reserved in the Examination Timetable for an Issue Specific Hearing, Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, or Open Floor Hearing during W/C 9 May 2022 are no longer required and have been cancelled.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

31 March 2022

The Deadline 4 submissions have been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

28 March 2022

The Action Points arising from ISH2, ISH3, CAH and ISH4 and the recordings for ISH2, ISH3, CAH and ISH4 have been published.

The next deadline is Deadline 4 on 24 March 2022.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

22 March 2022

Compulsory Acquisition Hearing and Issue Specific Hearing 4 on draft Development Consent Order

The Livestream for the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing at 10am and Issue Specific Hearing 4 at 2pm on 17 March 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the Agendas for CAH (PDF, 168 KB) and ISH4 (PDF, 148 KB).

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

16 March 2022

Issue Specific Hearing 3 – Traffic, Transport and Socio-Economic Matters

The Livestream for the Issue Specific Hearing 3 on 16 March 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the Agenda (PDF, 179 KB).

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

15 March 2022

Issue Specific Hearing 2 – Environmental Matters

The Livestream for the Issue Specific Hearing 2 on 15 March 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the Agenda (PDF, 110 KB).

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

14 March 2022

The Agendas for Issue Specific Hearing (ISH) 2 (PDF, 177 KB), ISH3 (PDF, 179 KB), Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (PDF, 168 KB) and ISH4 (PDF, 148 KB) have been published.

Please register for these hearings by 9 March 2022.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

08 March 2022

The Deadline 3 submissions have been published.

Please register for hearings W/C 14 March by 9 March 2022.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

02 March 2022

The Deadline 2 Submissions have been published.

Please register for hearings W/C 14 March by 9 March 2022.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

17 February 2022

The Examining Authority’s letter notifying parties of Hearings to be held during the w/c 14 March 2022 (PDF, 173 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 235 KB) has been updated.

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

10 February 2022

The Deadline 1 Submissions have been published.

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

01 February 2022

The Examining Authority has published the Rule 8 Letter (PDF, 321 KB) which sets out the Examination Timetable alongside other Procedural Decisions.

The Examining Authority has also published the Preliminary Meeting Note (PDF, 104 KB), Action Points (PDF, 98 KB) arising from Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1), and the Examining Authority’s First Written Questions (ExQ1) (PDF, 746 KB).

The recordings from the Preliminary Meeting and ISH1 are now available.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

18 January 2022

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

18 January 2022

The Examining Authority has accepted an Additional Submission from the Environment Agency (PDF, 162 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 233 KB) has been updated.

12 January 2022

Issue Specific Hearing 1 – Draft Development Consent Order

The Livestream for the Issue Specific Hearing 1 on 12 January 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the Agenda (PDF, 110 KB).

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

12 January 2022

Preliminary Meeting Part 2 Tuesday 11 January 2022 – Update

The Examining Authority (ExA) has considered the comments and representations made at Procedural Deadline A, alongside the Preliminary Meeting Part 1, and has decided that there are no further 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 which will be sent to all Interested Parties.

This means that a virtual meeting (PM Part 2) will no longer be held on 11 January 2022 at 14:00.

Issue Specific Hearing 1 – Draft Development Consent Order

The Livestream for the Issue Specific Hearing 1 on 12 January 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the Agenda (PDF, 110 KB).

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

11 January 2022

The Livestream for the Preliminary Meeting on 11 January 2022 and the Issue Specific Hearing 1 on 12 January 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:

Procedural Deadline A submissions have now been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

11 January 2022
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
11 January 2022

The Livestream for the Preliminary Meeting on 11 January 2022 and the Issue Specific Hearing 1 on 12 January 2022 is available for those wishing to observe in real time.

Please refer to the appropriate Agendas for each day:

Procedural Deadline A submissions have now been published.

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected].

10 January 2022

The Examining Authority has made a decision to publish draft questions (PDF, 684 KB); a deadline has not been set to receive responses. A suggested deadline is set out in the draft Timetable (Annex D) (PDF, 381 KB), which will be discussed at the Preliminary Meeting on Tuesday 11 January 2022.

The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing (PDF, 110 KB) on Wednesday 12 January 2022 is also available.

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

16 December 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.

30 November 2021

Relevant Representations have been published and can be found under the Relevant Representations tab on the project webpage.

A note of the First Unaccompanied Site Inspection undertaken 27 October 2021 (PDF, 92KB) has been published.

The next step is for the notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 Letter) to be sent to relevant parties and published on the website. This letter will also include the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

09 November 2021
Relevant representations published on the website
08 November 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
21 October 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
09 September 2021

The Applicant has submitted a number of documents in response to advice made following our Acceptance decision. These documents have been published.

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

 

13 August 2021

This application has been accepted and will be examined by the Planning Inspectorate.

You can have your say on the application during the next few months. Keep an eye out for the relevant representation period, this is when you can register your details and make your comments. See our advice notes, and particularly Appendix 8.2

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03 August 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

02 August 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
02 August 2021

The application documents have been published to help you become familiar with the proposal. If the application is accepted you will be able to register and express your views during the Relevant Representation stage and the Examination stage. Further detail on the process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.

23 July 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
05 July 2021