What happens next
Details of the Preliminary Meeting will be announced here shortly.
The Examining Authority will carry out an Initial Assessment of Principal Issues derived from its reading of the application and the Relevant Representations received and set a date for the Preliminary Meeting.
Interested Parties will receive an invitation to the Preliminary Meeting which is to discuss procedural matters only, and is held in public. 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 made after the Preliminary Meeting will be published on our website and will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000. Importantly, this Procedural Decision will set the timetable for the Examination. The Examination Timetable will, amongst other things, set deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties.
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 (9 items)
The Applicant has informed the Planning Inspectorate that a person with a legal interest in the land affected by the Proposed Development was not notified of the accepted application and was therefore not made aware of the period within which they could make a Relevant Representation.
The Applicant has now notified the omitted person who has been allowed further time to make a Relevant Representation. The omitted person who has received the Applicant’s notification dated 25 October 2022 and wants to make a Relevant Representation should please contact us at [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000
Following his appointment on the 25 October 2022 the Examining Authority, made a Procedural decision on 11 November 2022, to accept various Additional Submissions from the Applicant, which were provisionally published on the 26 August 2022.
This application has been accepted for examination, the Relevant Representation period is expected to open early October.
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The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Thursday 7 July 2022.
The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website 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).