Trans Pennine Upgrade Programme

The list below includes a record of advice we have provided for this project. For a list of all advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate, including non-project related advice, please go to the Register of advice page.

There is a statutory duty, under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008, to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application, including the name of the person who requested the advice, and to make this publicly available.

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Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Draft document feedback and project update meeting.
Please see attached meeting note and feedback document.

05 September 2018
Highways England - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
A project update meeting was held
Please see the attached note of the meeting

31 May 2018
Highways England - anon.
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
The enquirer made comments about the quality of the Applicant's Pre-application consultation, and asked specifically:

"In assessing an application for the DCO, how would the Inspectorate deal with the
wider upgrades to the A628 corridor if they are in an approved statutory transport plan?"
If you have not done so already, please provide your comments about its consultation directly to Highways England. You can also copy your comments to the relevant local authority which will be able to consider them in making its Adequacy of Consultation Representation; if an application is submitted. At the Acceptance stage of the process, the Secretary of State (SoS) must have regard to the content of any Adequacy of Consultation Representations received when taking its decision about whether or not an application can be accepted to proceed to examination.

You asked: “In assessing an application for the DCO, how would the Inspectorate deal with the wider upgrades to the A628 corridor if they are in an approved statutory transport plan?”

As you will be aware, where a relevant National Policy Statement (NPS) is designated it has primacy in the decision-making process. In this case the relevant NPS is the NSP for National Networks. Section 104 of the Planning Act 2008 sets out, in addition to an NPS, what else the SoS must have regard to in deciding an application. Section 104(d) prescribes that the SoS must have regard to any other matters which the SoS thinks are both important and relevant to the decision, which may include local/ strategic policies and plans.

In respect of Environmental Impact Assessment, for the Planning Inspectorate’s advice in respect of which development should be in considered as part of an applicant’s cumulative effects assessment, please see Advice Note 17: [attachment 1]

13 March 2018
CPRE - Anne Robinson
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Please see attached
Please see attached

06 February 2018
Highways England - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Meeting to discuss the Scoping Opinion issued by the Planning Inspectorate and for the Applicant to provide a project update.
Please see attached meeting note.

08 January 2018
Highways England - anon.