Heysham to M6 Link Road

This page sets out the timetable for the examination of the application. It includes the deadlines for submissions to be made to the Planning Inspectorate and the dates of events taking place during the Examination. The Examination Timetable is also set out in an annex to the Rule 8 letter that was sent to Interested Parties at the start of the Examination.

Event DateDescription
 Date Passed
07 February 2012
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
The IPC is holding a drop in session to help people with an interest in this proposal to understand the planning process, when to register and how to make a representation to the IPC.
 Date Passed
03 April 2012
Preliminary Meeting and start of the Examination
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 Date Passed
04 April 2012
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
12 April 2012
Notification by ExA of procedural decision including confirmation of the examination timetable and first written questions from the ExA under Rule 8 of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010, the venues, times and dates of Issue Specific, Open Floor and Compulsory Acquisition hearings and accompanied site inspections.
 Date Passed
08 May 2012
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

Comments on relevant representations (RRs) (Rule 8(1)(c)(i) and (d)(i) and Rule 3(2)(b))

Any summaries of RRs exceeding 1500 words (Rule 8(1)(i))

Written representations (WRs) (Rule 8(1)(a) and Rule 10(1) and(2))

Any summaries of WRs exceeding 1500 words (Rule 8(1)(i))

LIR by all local authorities (Rule 8(1)(j))

Responses to ExA’s first written questions (Rule 8(1)(b))

Any statements of Common Ground (SoCG) (Rule 8(1)(e))

Notification of wish to be heard at an Open Floor (OF) hearing by Interested Parties (IPs) (s93(1) PA 2008, Rule 8(1)(f) and Rule 13(1))

Notification of wish to be heard at a Compulsory Acquisition (CA) hearing by Affected Persons (APs) (s92(2) (PA 2008) Rule 8(1)(g) and Rule 13(1))

Notification of wish to make oral representations on the specific issue or issues being examined at the Issue Specific (IS) hearings relating to alternative options and alignments, traffic flows and noise assessments, amendments to the draft development consent order (DCO), Requirements and s106 undertakings (s91 (PA 2008) and Rule 8(1)(k)).
 Date Passed
18 May 2012
Issue of notification by ExA of confirmed date(s) time(s) and place(s) for:

OF hearings (s93 PA 2008 and Rule 13(3)(a))

CA hearing (s92 PA 2008 and Rule 13(3)(b))

IS hearings (s91 PA 2008 Rule 13(3)(a) and Rule 8(1)(h))

Accompanied site inspections (Rule 16(3))

Issue of amended examination timetable.
 Date Passed
31 May 2012
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs, (including comments on legal representations on the conduct of the examination or issues to be considered) (Rule 8(1)(c) and (d) and Rule 10(5))

Comments on LIRs (Rule 8(1)(j))

Comments on responses to ExA’s first written questions (Rule 8(c)(ii) and(d)(ii))
 Date Passed
07 June 2012
Issue of 2nd ExA written questions
 Date Passed
29 June 2012
Deadline for receipt by ExA of responses to 2nd ExA questions
 Date Passed
09 July 2012
Initial accompanied site inspection to application site and surrounding area including Heysham Port (Rule 16(2))
 Date Passed
10 July 2012
Issue Specific hearing on alternative options and alignments at Lancaster Town Hall (Rule 8(1)(h))
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 Date Passed
10 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Alternative options and alignments.
 Date Passed
10 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing on alternative options and alignments, held on Tuesday 10 July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (9.30am)
 Date Passed
11 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Alternative options and alignments
 Date Passed
12 July 2012
Issue Specific hearing on traffic flows and noise assessments at Lancaster Town Hall (Rule 8(1)(h))
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 Date Passed
12 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 4
Traffic flows and noise assessments
 Date Passed
13 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Traffic flows and noise assessments
 Date Passed
17 July 2012
Open Floor hearing at Lancaster Town Hall (Rule 8(1)(f))
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 Date Passed
17 July 2012
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing held on Tuesday 17 July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (2pm)
 Date Passed
17 July 2012
Open Floor Hearing 2
Open Floor Hearing held on Tuesday 17 July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (9.30am)
 Date Passed
18 July 2012
Open Floor hearing at Torrisholme Methodist Church (Rule 8(1)(f))
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 Date Passed
18 July 2012
Open Floor Hearing 3
Open floor hearing for Heysham M6 Road Link
 Date Passed
18 July 2012
Open Floor Hearing 4
Open Floor Hearing held on Wednesday 18th July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (1400)
 Date Passed
24 July 2012
Compulsory Acquisition hearing at Lancaster Town Hall followed by accompanied site visit to Broadoak Leisure Buildings’ site.
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 Date Passed
24 July 2012
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory Purchase Hearing held on Tuesday 24 July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (9.30am)
 Date Passed
25 July 2012
Compulsory Acquisition hearing and Issue Specific hearing relating to the DCO and undertakings relevant to Lancaster and Morecambe College at Lancaster Town Hall followed by accompanied site visit to the College site.
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 Date Passed
25 July 2012
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
Any comments on responses to ExA 2nd questions.
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 Date Passed
25 July 2012
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3
Compulsory Purchase Hearing held on Wednesday 25 July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (9.30am)
 Date Passed
26 July 2012
IS hearing on DCO, requirements and s106 undertakings at Lancaster Town Hall(Rule 8(1)(h)))
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 Date Passed
26 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 6
Issue Specific Hearing held on Thursday 26 July 2012 at Lancaster Town Hall (9.30am)
 Date Passed
27 July 2012
Accompanied site visit to the route of the LBL south of Lancaster city centre and development sites being considered in the City Council’s draft allocations DPD; Accompanied site visit to a watercourse north of Orchard House, Halton
 Date Passed
03 August 2012
Issue of revised timetable for remainder of examination
 Date Passed
23 August 2012
Revised deadline for receipt by ExA of:

Any written summary of the oral cases put at the hearings (Rule 8(1)(k))

Any proposed amendments to the draft DCO, requirements and s.106 undertakings (Rule 8(1)(k))

Any comments on submissions made during the hearings.
 Date Passed
06 September 2012
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

Responses to any of the foregoing and on a low traffic forecast produced by LCC that was circulated on 10 August 2012.
 Date Passed
14 September 2012
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

Any further comments including outcome of City Council meeting on 12 September re publication of Consultation Draft Allocations DPD
 Date Passed
20 September 2012
Close of Examination
 Date Passed
20 September 2012
Examination closed