A47 Wansford to Sutton

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.

12/07/2022 - 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 (21 items)

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
Examination begins
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
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

Sign up below to get email updates, and any questions please contact us [email protected]

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