What happens next
Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.
Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.13/09/2018 - Deadline for close of examination, Examination ends
13/12/2018 - Deadline for Planning Inspectorate to submit recommendation. See the Examination Timetable for further information.
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 (20 items)
The responses received for Deadline 5 (11 July 2018) have now been published.
A Rule 17 Letter inviting Interested Parties to comment on proposed changes to the application has also been published, with a deadline for replies of 31 July 2018.
The responses received for Deadline 4 (14 June 2018) have now been published.
The Examining Authority has decided that the Issue Specific Hearings scheduled to take place (if required) on the 4 and 5 July are now not required.
The ExA’s Second Written Questions have been published. Deadline for responses is Thursday 14 June 2018.
Submissions for Deadline 3 have been published.
The Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary and Agendas for Hearings in May 2018 have been published. Please note that the date reserved for the Open Floor Hearing on the evening of Tuesday 1 May 2018 is not taking place as we have received no requests for one to be held.
Submissions for Deadline 2 (17 April 2018) have been published.
Submissions for Deadline 1 (27 March 2018) have been published.
The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
Audio recordings of the Preliminary Meeting and Issue Specific Hearing on draft DCO on 13 March have now been published.
- 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 timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.
Notice of the Appointment of Examining Authority has been published.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 23 October 2017.
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 DCLG guidance on the pre-application process).