Morpeth Northern Bypass

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Morpeth Northern Bypass was taken on 12 January 2015 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 statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at enquiries@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (27 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information please refer to the following decision documentation:

Decision Documentation

Secretary of State’s Decision and Statement of Reasons
Development Consent Order

Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report

Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Main Report
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix A
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix B
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix C1
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix C2
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix C3
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix D
Examining Authority’s Report to the Secretary of State – Appendix E

Other Documentation

Correspondence received between the close of the examination and 14 October 2014
Letter from the Secretary of State to Northumberland CC in relation to bats
Letter from Northumberland CC to the Secretary of State in relation to bats
Letter to the Secretary of State in relation to s135 consent
Letter from Natural England in relation to the Common Pipistrelle Bat and Rose Cottage
Letter from Natural England in relation to the Common Pipistrelle Bat and land to the north west of Morpeth

Associated Documentation

Bat Licences Applications Cover Letter
Bat Licences Applications – Rose Cottage Revised Nov 2014
Bat Licences Applications – Tree Roosts Revised Nov 2014

12 January 2015
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
12 January 2015
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The Department for Transport has sent a letter to Northumberland County Council.

28 October 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
14 October 2014
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We are aware that some documents published at the close of the examination have not been visible or have been intermittently visible on our website. This problem should now be resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience.

04 September 2014
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The Examining Authority completed the examination of this application on 15 July 2014, and will make a report to the Secretary of State for Transport on or before 15 October 2014.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this examination.

16 July 2014
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The ExA has issued an agenda for the hearing on 8 July 2014

30 June 2014
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The Examining Authority has sent two letters, giving notice of a hearing, making requests for information, and setting deadlines. The letters can be found here and here, and should be read together.

06 June 2014
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Responses to the Examining Authority’s second written questions have been published. The Planning Inspectorate has also given advice to the applicant.

12 May 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued its second round of written questions.

16 April 2014
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Submissions in response to the Examining Authority’s letter of 20 March 2014 have been published.

04 April 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued agendas for the hearings that will take place in the week of 7 April 2014.

02 April 2014
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The Examining Authority has sent a letter, asking questions and setting a deadline for responses.

20 March 2014
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The Examining Authority has sent a letter, giving notice of hearings and a site visit.

12 March 2014
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Written Representations and other submissions for the deadline of 26 February 2014 have been published.

28 February 2014
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The applicant has made submissions in response to the Examining Authority’s letter of 27 January 2014.

17 February 2014
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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.

24 January 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

22 January 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
15 January 2014
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The applicant has submitted proposed amendments, errata and corrections in advance of the preliminary meeting. The Examining authority has sent a letter to the applicant about this submission.

08 January 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
14 October 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
04 October 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
29 August 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

07 August 2013
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
07 August 2013
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
15 July 2013