What happens next
A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing was taken on 24 September 2020 and has now been issued.
The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.
If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.
Timeline (39 items)
The Secretary of State has made a Correction Order (PDF, 123KB) affecting the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing Order 2020. A Correction Notice (PDF, 125 KB) was issued on 9 June 2021. The correction to the Order is applied following a request from the Applicant dated 5 November 2020 (PDF, 349KB).
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information please refer to the following decision documentation:
Planning Inspectorate Notification of Decision Letter (PDF, 115 KB)
Secretary of State Decision Letter (PDF, 568 KB)
Development Consent Order as Made by the Secretary of State (PDF, 813 KB)
Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report (PDF, 3 MB)
Post Examination Submissions (PDF, 686 KB)
Regulation 31 Notice (PDF, 114 KB)
Habitats Regulations Assessment (PDF, 880 KB)
Responses to the Secretary of State’s consultation have been published.
The Secretary of State issued a letter requesting further information from the Applicant, Environment Agency, Great Yarmouth Port Authority and Great Yarmouth Port Company by close of play 4 August 2020.
The Examination closed at 11.59 on 24 March 2020. Notification of completion of the Examination has been issued.
The ExA used his discretion to accept submissions from the Applicant and Mr Boon.
The Examination Library has been updated.
IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).
Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.
The Examination closes at 23:59 on 24 March 2020.
The submissions for Deadline 9 have now been published. The Examining Authority has exercised it’s discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the RYA. The Examination library has been updated
The Submissions for Deadline 8 and the Examining Authority’s preferred draft Development Consent Order have been published. The Examination Library has been updated.
The Rule 17 – Request for Further Information and Rule 8(3) Variation to Timetable has now been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published and added to the Examination Library.
The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision in relation to the changes application.
The Submissions for Deadline 6 have now been published and added to the Examination Library.
The Submissions for Deadline 5a gave now been published and added to the Examination Library
The Submissions for Deadline 5 have now been published and added to the Examining Library.
The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision to vary the Examination Timetable.
The ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2) have now been issued.
The ExA has not issued a dDCO commentary.
The Submissions for Deadline 4 have now been published and added to the Examination Library.
The Examining Authority has responded to the Applicant’s written intention to request changes to the Application.
The Submissions for Deadline 3 have now been published.
The audio recordings for hearings held on the 19 and 20 November 2019 have been published.
ISH1 Port Operations 19 November 2019
CAH1 20 November 2019
ISH2 DCO 20 November 2019
The following documents have been published:
Agenda for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 1
Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 2
Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary
The Submissions for Deadline 2 have now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued the notice of an Accompanied Site Visit and Hearings that will take in November.
The Submissions for Deadline 1 have now been published.
The Rule 8 – Notification of Timetable for the Examination has now been published along with the Preliminary Meeting note and Audio Recordings from the Hearings on 24 September.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
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 applicant has sent us an email explaining that some of the notifications they sent about the opportunity to make Relevant Representations were returned undelivered, and that some parties had not been served notice. The applicant has sent or re-sent further notifications to those parties only, and has allowed more time for them to make their representations. If you have received a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.