Woodside Link Houghton Regis Bedfordshire

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Woodside Link Houghton Regis Bedfordshire was taken on 30 September 2014 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (31 items)

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
30 September 2014
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The Examining Authority issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State on 4 July 2014. A decision will be published within 3 months. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

04 July 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
04 July 2014
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The examination has now closed. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. Please see the letter to interested parties.

08 April 2014
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Examination ends

04 April 2014
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The following documents have been published for the deadline of 3 April 2014

– Any comments on responses received for Deadline XI

03 April 2014
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The following documents have been published today for the deadline of 27 March 2014:
– Any comments on responses received for Deadline X
– Additional information requested by the Examining Authority
– Any comments on the applicants final preferred form of the DCO and any final s174 obligations

28 March 2014
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The following documents have been published today for the deadline of 19 February 2014
– The applicant’s final preferred form of DCO (clean and track changed versions)
– A document submitted by the applicant alongside the final version of the DCO

20 February 2014
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Submissions have been published for 5 February deadline.

Flood risk assessment submitted by the applicant (PDF 1 MB)

See also:
Documents submitted for 29 January and 4 February deadlines

06 February 2014
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30 January 2014
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Action notes and audio recordings from issue specific, compulsory acquisition and open floor hearings have been published.

29 January 2014
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The following documents have been published for the deadline of 13 January 2014
– Responses to Examining Authorities Second Questions
– Applicant’s revised draft DCO
– Any updated Statement of Common Grounds
– Any s174 obligations
– Position statements from parties invited to Issue Specific Hearings

The itinerary for the accompanied site visit (PDF 11 MB) scheduled for Monday 20 January 2014 has been published.

14 January 2014
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Examining Authority’s 2nd round of questions to the applicant and interested parties have been issued. Responses to be received by the Examining Authority on or before Monday 13 January 2014.

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Notification of 2nd round of questions sent to the applicant and interested parties

19 December 2013
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The following documents have been published for the deadline of 4 December:

– Comments on responses to the ExA’s first questions
– Comments on Local Impact Reports (LIR)
– Comments on Written Representations
– Responses to comments on Relevant Representations
– Comments on responses to the ExA’s action points
– Revised Explanatory Memorandums

View documents
06 December 2013
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13 November 2013
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29 October 2013
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

14 October 2013
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
08 October 2013
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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.

10 September 2013
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Relevant representations published on the website
05 September 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
29 July 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
24 June 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

11 June 2013
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
11 June 2013
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  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
14 May 2013