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.

10/10/2018 - Deadline for close of examination, Examination ends

10/01/2019 - Deadline for Planning Inspectorate to submit recommendation. 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 (19 items)

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18 June 2018
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The Examination Authority has issued a Rule 17 Letter requesting comments on the Deadline 2 Submission from the Applicant that was omitted from publication on 29 May 2018.

08 June 2018
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The Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary and Agendas for Hearings in June 2018 have been published. Please note that the date reserved for the Open Floor Hearing on the evening of 13 June 2018 is not taking place as we have received no requests for one to be held.

05 June 2018
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The responses received for Deadline 3 (29 May 2018) have now been published.

31 May 2018
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22 May 2018
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01 May 2018
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

18 April 2018
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 April 2018
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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.

09 March 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
14 February 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
09 February 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
11 January 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

18 December 2017
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
18 December 2017
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 22 November 2017.

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 DCLG pre-application https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-the-pre-application-process-for-major-infrastructure-projects)

23 November 2017
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
22 November 2017