A57 Link Roads (previously known as Trans Pennine Upgrade Programme)

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 (PDF, 287kb); this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.

16 May 2021 – 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 (19 items)

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) (PDF, 286 KB) has been sent to Interested Parties.

The Examining Authority closed Open Floor Hearing 1 on 18 November 2021 after all relevant matters were discussed. The session scheduled for 19 November 2021 was therefore not required.

The recordings and transcripts for the Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearing 1 have now been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 343 KB) has been updated.

19 November 2021

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

19 November 2021

The Livestream of  Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1) will be available for those wishing to observe this week in real time at: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-a57-link-roads

Please note that OFH1 will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00am on Thursday 18 November 2021.

If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

17 November 2021

The Examining Authority closed the Preliminary Meeting on 16 November 2021 after all relevant matters were discussed. The session scheduled for 17 November 2021 therefore will not be required.

17 November 2021
Examination begins
17 November 2021
Preliminary Meeting takes place
16 November 2021

Instructions for those wishing to participate at the Preliminary Meeting (PM) have been sent.

A livestream is available for those wishing to observe in real time at https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-a57-link-roads

Please note that PM will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00am on Tuesday 16 November 2021.

If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

15 November 2021

The Examining Authority has published the updated agendas for the Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearing 1 (PDF, 113 KB).

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 335 KB).

09 November 2021

The Procedural Deadline responses have now been published.

In addition, the Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from Peter Simon and Hayley Simpson.

The Examination Library has been updated.

04 November 2021

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.

19 October 2021
07 October 2021
Relevant representations published on the website
27 September 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
16 September 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
12 August 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

26 July 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
26 July 2021

The application documents have been published.

The documents have been published to help you become familiar with the proposal. There is no opportunity to make comments on the application at this stage. If the application is accepted you will be able to register and express your views during the Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent Examination. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.

09 July 2021

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 28 June 2021.

The Applicant has requested that all application documents 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. 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. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.

28 June 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
28 June 2021