East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm
How can a Statutory Body become an Interested Party for the purpose of an examination?
As discussed, pleased be advised that as a result of changes implemented through the enactment of the Localism Act 2011, Statutory Parties, such as English Heritage are no longer automatic Interested Parties under the 2008 Planning Act. There are two opportunities for English Heritage to become an Interested Party as outlined below:
1) English Heritage can make a relevant representation through the Planning Inspectorate's website: attachment 1. Further information on relevant representation can be found in Advice note 8.3: attachment 2.
Filling in a relevant representation at this stage will enable the Examining authority (when appointed) to take the views of English Heritage into account when drawing up the principal issues and the draft examination timetable.
2) All statutory parties will be given an opportunity, after the Preliminary meeting, in the Rule 8 letter to advise the Planning Inspectorate in writing of a wish to be an Interested Party.
If a statutory party does not follow either step set out above, they will receive no further information in relation the examination after the Rule 8 letter and will not have any automatic right to participate in the examination.