Cleve Hill Solar Park

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.

30/11/2019 - 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 (32 items)

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The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions and Notification of Hearings to be held during the week commencing 9 September 2019 have now been published and added to the Examination Library.

09 August 2019
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All documents submitted for Deadline 3 have now been published and the Exam Library updated. The Examining Authority has also exercised their discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions from:

Cleve Hill Solar Park Ltd

Dr Tim Ingram

06 August 2019
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The recordings of the hearings held in July 2019 have now been published. Additionally, notes of unaccompanied site inspections also undertaken in July 2019 have been published. These documents have been added to the Examination Library.

29 July 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion to accept Additional Submissions from:

  • The Applicant
  • Graveney Rural Environment Action Team (GREAT)
  • Marie King
  • London Array Limited
  • National Grid Electricity Transmission

The Examining Authority has also accepted a late Deadline 2 Submission from Chris Lowe.

The Exam Library Has been updated.

16 July 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion to accept Additional Submissions from:
The Applicant
Harlaxton Energy Network Ltd

The Examining Authority has also issued their response to Kent and Medway Fire Authority’s request to become an Interested Party.

The Examination Library has been updated.

12 July 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion and accepted an Additional Submissions from
the Applicant
Stephen Ledger

11 July 2019
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09 July 2019
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The agendas for the July Hearings and the itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection have now been published. These have been added to the Examination Library.

08 July 2019
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Deadline 2 responses have now been published.

Additionally, please note that a review of the Examining Authority has been carried out under section 68 of the Planning Act 2008 and an additional panel member has now been added.

All deadline 2 responses, and a copy of the letter amending the panel, have been added to the Examination Library.

03 July 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion to accept the following late Deadline 1 Submissions:

These have been added to the Examination Library.

19 June 2019
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Deadline 1 submissions have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated and published as soon as possible.

14 June 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

07 June 2019
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The Preliminary Meeting note has now been published.

04 June 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission. This has been published and added to the Examination Library.

30 May 2019
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
30 May 2019
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We have recently received correspondence outlining concerns about the appointment of the Examining Authority. These have been published, along with the Planning Inspectorate’s response, and have been added to the Examination Library.

28 May 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions from the Applicant:
Statement of Common Ground between the Applicant and Public Health England;
Statement of Common Ground between the Applicant and Environment Agency.
Both documents have been added to the Examination Library.

23 May 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission. This has been published and added to the Examination Library.

21 May 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission. This has been published and added to the Examination Library.

20 May 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission. This has been published and added to the Examination Library.

10 May 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the Faversham and Swale East Branch Labour Party. This has been published and added to the Examination Library.

07 May 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Graveney Rural Environment Action Team (GREAT).

23 April 2019
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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.

18 April 2019
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The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from the Applicant and a Late Relevant Representation. These have been published and added to the Examination Library.

26 March 2019
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The Relevant Representations have now been added to the Exam Library.

06 February 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
30 January 2019
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Registration of interested parties closes
28 January 2019
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Registration of interested parties begins
19 December 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

14 December 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
14 December 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
16 November 2018