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 (23 items)
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.
A Rule 8(3) letter varying the Examination Timetable has been published.
The examining authority has published two Rule 17 letters today:
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.
The agenda for the forthcoming Compulsory Acquisition Hearing has now been published.
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.
The hearing notification for a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 30 July has been issued.
Submissions for Deadline 3: 18 June 2019 have been published.
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].
Submissions for Deadline 2 – 20 May 2019 have been published.
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.
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 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)