What happens next
09/04/2020 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision
The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 09 January 2020. The Secretary of State has three months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.
Timeline (41 items)
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Representations received in response to the Secretary of State for Transport have been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 9 have now been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 8 have now been published.
Procedural decision in relation to the proposed Design Changes and Additional Land, Notification of change to the Examination Timetable and Request for Further Information has been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.
The Examining Authority’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft Development Consent Order has now been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 6a have now been published.
The Examining Authority’s decision following receipt of additional information regarding the change request
has now been published.
The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) has now been published.
The Deadline 6 documents have now been published. Additional information regarding the change request has been accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority.
The Examining Authority (ExA) has reviewed submissions received at Deadline 5 and decided to issue a Rule 8(3) letteramending the examination timetable to provide for the publication of the ExA Additional Written Questions and the subsequent responses.
Having reviewed the submissions received at Deadline 4 and Deadline 5 the Examining Authority confirms that he does not intend to hold a further Issue Specific Hearing, Issue Specific Hearing on the draft DCO, Compulsory Acquisition Hearing or Open Floor Hearing between Tuesday 10 September and Thursday 12 September 2019.
The documents for deadline 5 have been published
The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions have now been published
The documents for deadline 4 have been published.
Audio recordings of the Hearings held on Wednesday 3 July have been published.
The following have been published:
– Notice of a change to the Examining Authority, Examination Timetable and clarification of matters relating to the Accompanied Site Inspection
– Agendas for the hearings on 3 July 2019
– Additional Submission from Homes England
Late submissions accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority have been published
A further Deadline 3 Submission has been published.
The route of the Accompanied Site Inspection has now been published.
The following have been published:
The Additional Submission from Highways England – proposed non material design changes to DCO application – has now been published.
The Submissions for Deadline 2 have now been published.
Deadline 1 submissions have now been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
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.
An Additional Submission that has been accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority has been published.
Three Additional Submissions have been published.
The applicant has sent us a letter explaining that some of the notifications they sent about the opportunity to make Relevant Representations were returned undelivered, and that some parties had not been served notice.
The applicant has sent or re-sent further notifications to those parties only, and has allowed more time for them to make their representations. If you have received a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000