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.10/06/2019 - Deadline for close of examination. 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 (23 items)
The Submissions for Deadline 4 have been published.
The Examining Authority’s further (second) Written Questions and requests for information issued on 27 February have been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 3 have now been published.
Due to unexpected problems with a technology upgrade some emails to project mail addresses have not been delivered between Friday 8 February 2019 and Tuesday 12 February 2019 (14:00). These problems have now been resolved. Where an email was not delivered the sender may have received an ‘undeliverable’ notification. If you have sent an email to the project mailbox within the times outlined above then please resubmit your email as soon as possible. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The action points from the recent Issue Specific Hearings have been published.
Documents for Deadline 2 have been published.
A hearing submission for the Issue Specific Hearing on onshore environmental matters has been published.
The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing 3 on the draft Development Consent Order on 7 February 2019 has been published.
The agendas for the Issue Specific Hearing 1 on onshore environmental matters on 5 February 2019, Issue Specific Hearing 2 on offshore environmental matters on 6 February 2019 and the Open Floor Hearing 2 on the evening of 6 February 2019 have been published.
The Examining Authority has requested further information from the Ministry of Defence and the Applicant for Deadline 2.
Documents for Deadline 1 have been published.
A letter from the Examining Authority giving notification of hearings in February 2019 has been published.
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 application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Tuesday 26 June 2018.
The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore make the application documents available as soon as practicable.
This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of the relevant representation period without lengthening the overall time required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination.