Riverside Energy Park

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.

10/10/2019 - 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 (28 items)

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Submissions for Deadline 7a: 13 September 2019 have now been published.

16 September 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 7: 3 September 2019 have now been published.

05 September 2019
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04 September 2019
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The hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 18 September and Issue Specific Hearing into the draft DCO on 19 September 2019 has been issued.

19 August 2019
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08 August 2019
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The Examining Authority (ExA) has determined there is no requirement for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July 2019, as the affected persons that notified of their wish to attend before the set deadline have confirmed that they will not be attending. Therefore, this Compulsory Acquisition Hearing is cancelled.

26 July 2019
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The agenda for the forthcoming Compulsory Acquisition Hearing has now been published.

23 July 2019
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A Rule 17 letter giving the opportunity for Interested Parties to make written comments and the hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July have been issued.

16 July 2019
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The hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July has been issued.

10 July 2019
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20 June 2019
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The agendas for hearings in the week commencing 3 June are now available.

The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection is also available.

If you have any queries please contact the case team at [email protected].

28 May 2019
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22 May 2019
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The notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection has been published; agendas and itineraries will be issued closer to the time. The notification sets out the details of each event and requests that you contact the case team before 27 May 2019 if you wish to attend.

15 May 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

17 April 2019
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The Audio Recordings for the Preliminary Meeting and the note of the meeting held on 10 April 2019 have been published.

16 April 2019
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 April 2019
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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.

13 March 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
18 February 2019
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Registration of interested parties closes
12 February 2019
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The application has been accepted for examination

19 December 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
19 December 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
14 December 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 16 November 2018.

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 MHCLG guidance on the pre-application process for major infrastructure projects)

21 November 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
16 November 2018