Lower Thames Crossing

What happens next

Registration closes on Friday 24 February 2023 at 23:59

Once the Applicant has published and notified people of an accepted application, the Planning Inspectorate has approximately three months to prepare for the Examination. During this Pre-examination stage, you will be able to register to become an Interested Party on the application by making a Relevant Representation. You will always have at least 28 days to register with us*.

View the acceptance letter.

An Examining Authority will now be appointed to examine the application. All Interested Parties and other statutory bodies will be notified of the appointment after it has been made.

When to register:

  • The date when you can start to register will be published in the box at the top of this page. We will tell you when the registration period ends in the same place.
  • When registration begins, a link will appear at the top of this page where you will be able to register online.

During the Pre-examination stage, you will be able to:

  • View the application documents on this project page (or contact us to find out where these can be viewed locally).
  • Provide your views in writing via the Relevant Representation form available on this project page, or by post, at the appropriate time.
  • Read the views of all who have registered to have their say on this application.
  • Attend the Preliminary Meeting.

*If The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 apply, this period is 30 days.

Timeline (12 items)

Register online

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.

Those wishing to base their Relevant Representations on the Applicant’s documentation are reminded that slight updates were made to some Application documents and accepted on 22 December 2022.

10 January 2023
Registration of interested parties begins
09 January 2023

The Applicant has submitted some Additional Submissions. The ExA has issued a letter (PDF, 162 KB) accepting these documents. The Additional Submissions are as follows:

  • Responses to s51 advice issued on 28 November 2022
  • Errata Report
  • Place Name Gazetteer
  • Letters from Department of Transport and Department from Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The Log of Procedural Decisions (PDF, 135 KB) has been updated.
The Examination Library will be updated in due course.

22 December 2022

The Examining Authority has today issued the following documents:

The Examination Library (PDF, 423KB) is now available.

19 December 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

28 November 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
28 November 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.

11 November 2022

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 31 October 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.

02 November 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 October 2022

The application is expected to be re-submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in Autumn 2022.

15 July 2022

The application has been withdrawn. Please see the Applicant’s letter (PDF, 119KB).

20 November 2020

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 23 October 2020.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

23 October 2020