Rookery South Energy from Waste Generating Station
Mr Drew Marchant of Renaissance Bedford called for information relating to the process of changing a relevant representation to another individual and organisation due to the dissolution of the Renaissance Bedford.
Thank you for your query about the transfer of your relevant representation to another individual and organisation due to the dissolution of the Renaissance Bedford. I am sorry that I was unable to reply to you sooner.
The relevant representation process is very specific. Each representation lodged in is in the name of an individual who is able to represent themselves or be represented by an agent. Where an organisation simply changes its name this can be accommodated however it is not possible to change the organisation to a completely new body. Equally it is not possible for you to register a late relevant representation as this is governed by a specific time period.
It is possible for you personally to maintain the existing representation lodged in your name and to make whatever detailed representations you wish whether they be your own points or those likely to have been made by Renaissance Bedford had they continued. I would suggest that you make this clear in any detailed submission you make.
It is worth pointing out that it is not the source of any representation which is important. Any individual can make a point for consideration. The commissioners will consider all representations equally, making their decisions as to what is important and relevant to the examination during the course of the examination process.
In so far as the organisation to which you have referred (i.e. East West Rail Consortium) even though they did not register a relevant representation at the appropriate time they are still able to make written submissions to the panel of commissioners. They will not however have the status of an interested party as defined in the legislation. They will be able to be kept updated on the progress of the examination via the website where the procedural decisions and all application documentation is available to the public. Early submission of any information they wish to be considered should be submitted as early as possible and certainly before the close of the examination.
I hope that this is of assistance to you however if you have any queries please contact the IPC helpline on 0303 444 5000