Silvertown Tunnel

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Silvertown Tunnel was taken on 10 May 2018 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 (50 items)

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
10 May 2018
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Responses to the Secretary of State’s consultation letter of 26 February have been published.

20 March 2018
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Responses to the Secretary of State’s consultation letter of 12 February have been published.

27 February 2018
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A letter has been issued on behalf of the Secretary of State requesting comments from interested parties.

This is in response to the applicant’s Updated Air Quality Assessment and accompanying drawings.

The deadline for responses is Monday 19 March 2018.

 

26 February 2018
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A letter has been issued on behalf of the Secretary of State requesting further consultation/response from both the Transport for the London (the Applicant) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This is in response to a letter from the applicant dated 31 January 2018.

The deadline for responses is Monday 26 February 2018.

12 February 2018
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A letter of response on behalf of the Department for Transport to the Applicant has been published.

06 December 2017
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A Fourth Consultation Letter on behalf of the Department for Transport to the applicant has been published.

14 November 2017
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18 September 2017
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A third consultation letter on behalf of the Department for Transport to the applicant, London Borough of Southwark, Friends of the Earth and other interested parties has been published.

01 September 2017
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24 August 2017
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18 August 2017
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09 August 2017
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
11 July 2017
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Documents received for Deadline 6 have been published.
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11 April 2017
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Action Points from the Issue Specific Hearing and Open Floor Hearing held on 28 March 2017 have been published.

Audio Recordings from the Hearings on 28 and 29 March have also been published.

31 March 2017
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Documents received for Deadline 5 have been published.

21 March 2017
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Documents received for Deadline 4 have been published.

08 March 2017
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A Notification of procedural decisions regarding the applicant’s proposed changes to the application, notification of hearings and amendments to the timetable for the Examination has been published

The Examining Authority Second Written Questions have also been published.

10 February 2017
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A cover letter and addendum for the request for a further non-material change to the proposed Silvertown Tunnel has been received from the Applicant.

03 February 2017
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Documents received for Deadline 3 have been published.

The Examination Library has also been updated.

31 January 2017
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A covering letter and request for a non-material change to the proposed Silvertown Tunnel has been received from the Applicant.

A decision on whether to accept the change request will be made following the hearings 17-20 January 2017.

The non-material change as set out in the above documents will be discussed at the hearing due to be held on 20 January 2017.

13 January 2017
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The agendas for the Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection taking place between 17 – 20 January 2017 have been published.

Directions to the CentrEd room at the ExCel have also been published.

 

10 January 2017
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A notification of hearings and site visit in January has been published.

The exam library has been updated with documents for Deadline 2.

19 December 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 2 have been published.

16 December 2016
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Documents received for Deadline 1 have been published.

Reference numbers have been assigned to the documents in the Examination Library.

18 November 2016
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A Rule 17 Letter has been published notifying of a request for further information.

09 November 2016
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

18 October 2016
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
11 October 2016
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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.

Directions to the CentrEd room at the ExCel.

03 October 2016
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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.

14 September 2016
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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.

13 September 2016
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Relevant representations published on the website
06 September 2016
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Registration of interested parties closes
31 August 2016
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Registration of interested parties begins
13 July 2016
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The application has been accepted for examination

06 June 2016
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
31 May 2016
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 3 May 2016.

The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable upon submission to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application.

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.

12 May 2016
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 3 May 2016.

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.

06 May 2016
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
03 May 2016