Longfield Solar Farm

What happens next

The Preliminary Meeting will be held on Monday 18 July 2022. Invitations to this meeting have been sent to Interested Parties.

The Preliminary Meeting is held in public and concerns procedural matters only. It is not essential to attend the Preliminary Meeting. Whether or not an Interested Party chooses to attend the Preliminary Meeting, they will still be sent details of how to further take part in the Examination.

The Procedural Decision, setting the timetable for the Examination including deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties, will be made after the Preliminary Meeting and will be published on this project page. It will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

If you are an Interested Party, either because you are one of the specific bodies cited in s102 of the Planning Act 2008 or have submitted a Relevant Representation, you will receive notifications about the Examination and a copy of the Secretary of State’s decision on the application once that is made.

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 (13 items)

The Preliminary Meeting will be held on Monday 18 July 2022. Invitations to this meeting have been sent to Interested Parties.

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.

20 June 2022

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.

20 June 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
14 June 2022

As a result of difficulties for identified persons in submitting their relevant representation, the Planning Inspectorate has given an extension of time for the submission of those representation to 23:59 on Thursday 9 June 2022.

Please note that this extension applies only to identified persons who have been contacted about this extension by the Planning Inspectorate.

09 June 2022
Registration of interested parties closes
03 June 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE: It has come to the Inspectorate’s attention that the online registration form for this project was unavailable from 29 May 2022 until 11:25 on 30 May 2022.

The registration form is now available again and the deadline for registration has been extended by a period equivalent to the time the form was unavailable, until 23:59 on 3 June 2022.

Should you have any remaining questions or difficulties in relation to registering your interest for this project, then please contact the Case Team as soon as possible.

30 May 2022

This project is at the Pre-examination stage.

If you want to comment on this proposed project, you can now register to have your say. Registration will close at 23:59 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

27 May 2022

We are planning some improvement on the registration service on 27th May at 1 pm. The service will be unavailable for a few minutes. If you are working on your registration close to the planned time, you must save and exit before the service closes or your answers will not be saved.

24 May 2022
Registration of interested parties begins
14 April 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

28 March 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
28 March 2022

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 28 February 2022.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

01 March 2022
  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
28 February 2022