A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project

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.

29/05/2023 - 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 (27 items)

The ExA’s response (PDF, 196 KB ) to the Applicant’s response (PDF, 213 KB) to the Rule 9 letter (PDF , 199 KB) has been published.

The Deadline 3 Submissions have been published.

The Exam Library will be updated shortly.

26 January 2023

The Applicants Response to ExA Rule 9 Letter (PDF, 213KB) has been published.

The Deadline 2 Submissions have been publish.

The Exam Library has been updated.

18 January 2023

The Applicants Response to ExA Rule 9 Letter (PDF, 213KB) has been published.

Deadline 2 Submissions have been publish.

The Exam Library will be updated shortly.

 

17 January 2023

The Deadline 1 Submissions have been published, now including Written Representation by Cumbria County Council and Eden District Council (PDF, 176KB)

The Examination Library has been updated accordingly.

05 January 2023

The Deadline 1 Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library has been updated.

21 December 2022

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

Read the Letter

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

The Examination Library (PDF,529 KB) has been updated.

08 December 2022

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

08 December 2022

Recordings of the Preliminary Meeting ,  Open Floor Hearing 1 , Issue Specific Hearing 1, Issue Specific Hearing 2 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1,  note of the Unaccompanied Site Inspection 2 (PDF , 103KB) and Applicant’s Response to Relevant Representations Addendum and Errata Issue (PDF , 446KB ), Principle Area of Disagreement Statement by North Yorkshire County Council and Richmondshire District Councils (PDF , 451KB), Local Government Reorganisation Statement by North Yorkshire County Council and Richmondshire District Council (PDF , 477KB) have been published and the examination library updated (PDF, 519KB).

05 December 2022

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) on Tuesday 29 November 2022 have been sent. Instructions for other events shall be sent the day prior to the start of that event.

For those wishing to observe the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/a66-dualling

Please note that the livestream will start broadcasting once the event begins (usually 10:00am). If the livestream does not initially work, this may be resolved by refreshing your browser.

If you have any issues with accessing the livestream, please contact the Case Team: [email protected] or 0303 444 5000

Recordings of the Preliminary Meeting  and Open Floor Hearing 1 , note of the Unaccompanied Site Inspection 2 (PDF , 103KB) and Applicant’s Response to Relevant Representations Addendum and Errata Issue (PDF , 446KB ), Principle Area of Disagreement Statement by North Yorkshire County Council and Richmondshire District Councils (PDF , 451KB), Local Government Reorganisation Statement by North Yorkshire County Council and Richmondshire District Council (PDF , 477KB) have been published and the examination library updated (PDF, 519KB).

01 December 2022

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) on Tuesday 29 November 2022 have been sent. Instructions for other events shall be sent the day prior to the start of that event.

For those wishing to observe the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/a66-dualling

Please note that the livestream will start broadcasting once the event begins (usually 10:00am). If the livestream does not initially work, this may be resolved by refreshing your browser.

If you have any issues with accessing the livestream, please contact the Case Team: [email protected] or 0303 444 5000.

29 November 2022
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
29 November 2022

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) on Tuesday 29 November 2022 have been sent. Instructions for other events shall be sent the day prior to the start of that event.

For those wishing to observe the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/a66-dualling

Please note that the livestream will start broadcasting once the event begins (usually 10:00am). If the livestream does not initially work, this may be resolved by refreshing your browser.

If you have any issues with accessing the livestream, please contact the Case Team: [email protected] or 0303 444 5000.

28 November 2022

Detailed Agendas for the November and December Hearings and Issue Specific Hearing 2 Additional Questions have been published. Issue Specific Hearing 1 (PDF, 146KB)  Issue Specific Hearing 2 (PDF, 233KB) Issue Specific Hearing 2 Additional Questions (PDF, 208 KB) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1(PDF, 191KB)

Read the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 258 KB)

The notification of the Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent.

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable, Initial Assessment of Principal Issues and Notice of Hearings.

The Examination Library (PDF, 499KB) has been updated.

22 November 2022

Procedural Deadline submissions have now been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 507KB) has been updated.

Read the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 258 KB)

The notification of the Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent.

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable, Initial Assessment of Principal Issues and Notice of Hearings.

21 November 2022

Reminder to parties to register who wish to attend the Preliminary Meeting on the 29 November and the Hearings held on 30 November, 1 and 2 December. Registration ends 16 November. Please read the Rule 6 Letter below for the details on how to register.

Read the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 258 KB)

The notification of the Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent.

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

08 November 2022

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.

17 October 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
12 September 2022
Registration of interested parties closes
04 September 2022

You can now register as an Interested Party

If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the helpline on 0303 444 5000 or email the project mailbox, as found on the project page, for advice on how to register.

For further advice please see Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination.

The Applicant has informed us that a number of notifications they sent about the opportunity to make Relevant Representations had not been received for various reasons. The Applicant has re-sent a further notification to those parties to allow them to make their representations. If you have received such a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at email address: [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000

05 August 2022

The Examining Authority has issued and published a Procedural Decision letter (PDF, 265 KB) which has been sent to the named recipients and is available to all parties and potential parties for information.

The Section 56 Notice (PDF, 187 KB) has been published.

01 August 2022
Registration of interested parties begins
31 July 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

19 July 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
19 July 2022

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 Registration and Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent Examination. Further detail on this process is provided in Advice Note 8.2.

07 July 2022

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 21 June 2022.

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 Registration and 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 Registration and Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent examination.

22 June 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
21 June 2022