Kings Lynn B Connection Project

The list below includes a record of advice we have provided for this project. For a list of all advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate, including non-project related advice, please go to the Register of advice page.

There is a statutory duty, under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008, to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application, including the name of the person who requested the advice, and to make this publicly available.

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Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project feedback meeting between the Planning Inspectorate and National Grid
Please see attached meeting note

18 May 2014
National Grid
Enquiry received via email
National Grid requested clarification regarding regulation 13 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009.
The Planning Inspectorate provided the following advice:

As you are aware, if an application is accepted, Regulation 13(2) of The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (as amended) states that a copy of the accepted application and a map showing where the proposed development is to be sited should be sent, as well as the Environmental Statement, to the consultation bodies.

It is for applicants to certify that the requirements of Regulation 13 have been met; it is therefore for applicants to be satisfied with what constitutes compliance with Regulation 13. We are however aware that some applicants have chosen to send an electronic copy of the required information (via memory stick or CD) to the consultation bodies, but you would need to seek your own advice if you have doubts about certifying compliance. With regard to website links, I agree that you may wish to consider further whether this would satisfy the Regulation 13 requirement to "send" "a copy"; there is also of course the potential issue of web links breaking.

16 August 2012
National Grid
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
Request for comments on draft consultation report
NID comments on the draft consultation report - see attachment

09 July 2012
Andrew Connolly
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project update meeting between the Planning Inspectorate & National Grid
Please see the attached meeting note and presentation

14 May 2012
National Grid
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
Please see attachment
Please see attachment

09 May 2012
Dundas & Wilson LLP - Stephen McNaught
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
We are now at a point on the Kings Lynn project where our focus is turning to the preparation of the DCO documentation one key part of which is the Consultation Report. To this end I have attached three documents, a draft report outline and the options for the structure off the appendices. As you are aware we have structured our consultation over three stages, the first 2 being informal but summarised in ?Feedback Reports?. The first option for the appendices would include the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Feedback Reports followed in each case by their relevant appendices (as they currently stand). The second option would just include the reports themselves without their appendices (other than the appendices for the Stage 3 Consultation Report itself).

I would appreciate your informal view as to which approach would be better, the second option seams a little excessive but we are more than happy to go down this route if its considered appropriate.
Please find attached the IPC's comments in relation to the structuring of the consultation report prepared by National Grid in advance of submitting the proposed King's Lynn application.

13 December 2011
National Grid - Will Bridges
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Please see attachment

17 August 2011
Meeting with National Grid Meeting with National Grid
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project update meeting - discussion on applicant's consultation to date and matters relating to aldn rights and the Envirnomental Impact Assessment.
Please see the attached meeting note for details on the meeting.

17 August 2011
Andrew Connolly
Enquiry received via phone
Enquirer wished to discuss anticipated timescales and statutory timeframes for Kings Lynn.
The anticipated date for the application to be submitted to the IPC in Spring 2011.
This may be subject to change so advised enquirer to monitor our website and the applicants website.

There are a number of statutory deadlines stated within the Planning Act 2008.
For example the application must be examined within 6 months. In general terms it is anticipated that an application will be examined and a decision made within one year of its submission.

30 November 2010
Lafarge - Melissa Harvey