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.13/02/2020 - 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 (17 items)
The Agendas for the Hearings on 15, 16 and 17 October have now been published.
The Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) Notification letter has been published. The ASI is taking place on Tuesday 15 October 2019.
The Deadline 2 Submissions have been published.
The Deadline 1 Submissions have been published.
The Rule 8 – Notification of timetable for the Examination has now been published along with the Preliminary Meeting note and audio recordings from the Hearings on 13 August.
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 applicant has sent us a letter explaining a number of persons were not provided with section 56 notifications in error. The applicant has sent notifications to those parties and has allowed time for them to make their representations by Friday 28 June 2019.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 25 January 2019.
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