What happens next
24/09/2020 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision
The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 24 June 2020. The Secretary of State has three months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.
Timeline (34 items)
The Examination closed at 11.59 on 24 March 2020. Notification of completion of the Examination has been issued.
The Examination Library has been updated.
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The Examination closes at 23:59 on 24 March 2020.
The Rule 17 – Request for Further Information and Rule 8(3) Variation to Timetable has now been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision in relation to the changes application.
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 3 have now been published.
The audio recordings for hearings held on the 19 and 20 November 2019 have been published.
The following documents have been published:
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.