Lower Thames Crossing

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.

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 (125 items)

The Examination closed at 23:59 on 20 December 2023 and the Examining Authority’s Notification of the completion of the Examination (PDF, 96KB) has been published.

The Deadline 10 Submissions have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

22 December 2023

The Examination closed at 23:59 on 20 December 2023 and the Examining Authority’s Notification of the completion of the Examination (PDF, 96KB) has been published.

The Deadline 10 Submissions have been published and the Examination Library has been updated.

22 December 2023

The Examination closed at 23:59 on 20 December 2023 and the Examining Authority’s Notification of the completion of the Examination (PDF, 96KB) has been published.

The Deadline 10 Submissions will be published shortly, and the Examination Library will be updated in due course.

Withdrawal of objections have been received for Thurrock Flexible Generation Limited (PDF, 71KB), Barking Power Ltd (PDF, 143KB) and David Attwood (PDF, 185KB).

21 December 2023
The examination closes at 23:59 on the 20 December 2023
20 December 2023

The Deadline 9A Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

19 December 2023
08 December 2023

The Deadline 8 Submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) will be updated shortly.

07 December 2023

All recordings, transcripts and action points from Hearings held in November 2023 have been published and can be found in the Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) which has been updated.

Any responses to the ExA’s Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB) and Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) should be made by Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

29 November 2023

Action Points from Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) (PDF, 231 KB), Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH5) (PDF, 112 KB), Part 1 of Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) (PDF, 277 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) (PDF, 203 KB) have been published.

Please note that the following dates reserved for hearings in the Examination Timetable are no longer required and the events have now been cancelled:

  • 12 December-13 December – Issue Specific Hearing held under Regulation 14 of the CA Regs
  • 12 December-13 December – Compulsory Acquisition Hearing held under Regulation 15 of the CA Regs
  • 12 December-13 December – Open Floor Hearing held under Regulation 16 of the CA Regs

The CA Regulations Deadline 2 submissions have been published.

The continuation of ISH12 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. ISH12 agenda (PDF, 157KB).

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB).

The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

Any responses to the RIES and the Commentary on the dDCO should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

28 November 2023

Please note that the following dates reserved for hearings in the Examination Timetable are no longer required and the events have now been cancelled:

  • 12 December-13 December – Issue Specific Hearing held under Regulation 14 of the CA Regs
  • 12 December-13 December – Compulsory Acquisition Hearing held under Regulation 15 of the CA Regs
  • 12 December-13 December – Open Floor Hearing held under Regulation 16 of the CA Regs

The CA Regulations Deadline 2 submissions have been published.

The real time ISH14 and the continuation of ISH12 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority. ISH12 agenda (PDF, 157KB).

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

Any responses to the RIES and the Commentary on the dDCO should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) will be updated shortly.

28 November 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 14 (ISH14) at 10am Tuesday 28th November 2023. ISH14 Agenda (PDF, 178KB).

Instructions have also been sent to those participating in the continuation of Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) which will re-commence following the conclusion of ISH14. ISH12 agenda (PDF, 157KB).

The real time ISH14 and the continuation of ISH12 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The recordings and transcripts of Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5 have been published.

The recordings and transcripts of Issue Specific Hearing 11 have been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

Any responses to the RIES and the Commentary on the dDCO should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) will be updated shortly.

27 November 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) at 10am Monday 27th November 2023. ISH13 Agenda (PDF, 133KB).

The real time ISH13 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The Deadline 7 submissions have been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

Any responses to the RIES and the Commentary on the dDCO should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

27 November 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) at 10am and Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH5) at 7pm on Thursday 23rd November 2023. ISH12 Agenda (PDF, 157KB). OFH5 Agenda (PDF,127KB).

The real time ISH12 and OFH5 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The Deadline 7 submissions have been published.
The Action points from Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5 (CAH5) have been published.
The Proposed Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary (PDF, 191KB) for 24 November 2023 has been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

Any responses to the RIES and the Commentary on the dDCO should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) will be updated shortly.

22 November 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) at 10am on Wednesday 22nd November 2023. ISH11 Agenda (PDF, 180KB).

The real time ISH11 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The Proposed Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary (PDF, 191KB) for 24 November 2023 has been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

Any responses to the RIES and the Commentary on the dDCO should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

22 November 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) at 10am on Wednesday 22nd November 2023. ISH11 Agenda (PDF, 180KB).

The real time ISH11 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The Proposed Accompanied Site Inspection Itinerary (PDF, 191KB) for 24 November 2023 has been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). Any responses to the RIES should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

21 November 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5 (CAH5) at 10am on Tuesday 21st November 2023. CAH5 Agenda (PDF, 171KB).

The real time CAH5 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3) and 9 letter giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable (PDF, 318 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). Any responses to the RIES should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) and Procedural Decision Log (PDF, 242 KB) have been updated.

20 November 2023

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3) and 9 letter giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable (PDF, 318 KB) has been published.

Amended agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) (PDF, 133 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 14 (ISH14) (PDF, 178 KB) have been published.

The agendas for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5 (CAH5) (PDF, 171 KB),  Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) (PDF, 180 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) (PDF, 157 KB) and Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH5) (PDF, 127 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). Any responses to the RIES should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) and Procedural Decision Log (PDF, 242 KB) have been updated. The Examination Timetable will be updated shortly.

17 November 2023

The Deadline 6A submissions have been published.

The agendas for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5 (CAH5) (PDF, 171 KB),  Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) (PDF, 180 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) (PDF, 157 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) (PDF, 123 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 14 (ISH14) (PDF, 184 KB) and Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH5) (PDF, 127 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authority’s ExQ3 written questions and requests for information (PDF, 397 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). Any responses to the RIES should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

15 November 2023

The agendas for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5 (CAH5) (PDF, 171 KB),  Issue Specific Hearing 11 (ISH11) (PDF, 180 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 12 (ISH12) (PDF, 157 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 13 (ISH13) (PDF, 123 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 14 (ISH14) (PDF, 184 KB) and Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH5) (PDF, 127 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authority’s ExQ3 written questions and requests for information (PDF, 397 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s Commentary on the draft Development Consent Order (PDF, 712 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority has published the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (PDF, 421 KB). Any responses to the RIES should be submitted at Deadline 8 (Tuesday 5 December 2023).

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

14 November 2023

Relevant Representations and Written Representations regarding the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

13 November 2023

The Deadline 6 submissions have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) will be updated shortly.

03 November 2023

The Examining Authority’s letter informing of a Procedural Decision addressing the Third Change Request Application (PDF, 177 KB) has been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been updated.

02 November 2023

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3) and 9 letter giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable (PDF, 286 KB) has been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

31 October 2023

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3) and 9 letter giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable (PDF, 286 KB) has been published.
The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision Log (PDF, 254 KB) has been updated.
The Examining Authority’s notification of Hearings week commencing 20 November 2023 (PDF, 164KB) and notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 159KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) will be updated shortly.

27 October 2023

Action points for Issue Specific Hearing 10 (PDF, 134KB) has been published.

A note of the Unaccompanied Site Inspection 6 (PDF, 344KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of Hearings week commencing 20 November 2023 (PDF, 164KB) and notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 159KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

26 October 2023

Action points for Issue Specific Hearing 8 (PDF, 176 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 9 (PDF, 358 KB)have been published.

Recordings and Transcripts for Issue Specific Hearing 9 and Issue Specific Hearing 10 have been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of Hearings week commencing 20 November 2023 (PDF, 164KB) and notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 159KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

The Examination Library has been updated.

26 October 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) at 10am on Tuesday 24th October 2023. ISH10 Agenda (PDF, 160KB).

The real time ISH10 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The Examining Authority’s notification of Hearings week commencing 20 November 2023 (PDF, 164KB) and notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 159KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

24 October 2023

Action Points for Compulsory Acquisition Hearings 3 (PDF, 204KB) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 4 (PDF, 173KB) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1MB) has been updated.

23 October 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9) at 10am on Monday 23rd October 2023. ISH9 Agenda (PDF, 210KB).

The real time ISH9 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

Recordings and Transcripts for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3, Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 4 and Issue Specific Hearing 8 have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

23 October 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) at 10am on Thursday 19th October 2023. ISH8 Agenda (PDF, 162KB).

The real time ISH8 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

18 October 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 4 (CAH4) at 10am on Wednesday 18th October 2023. CAH4 Agenda (PDF, 186KB).

The real time CAH4 can be viewed on the Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

17 October 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (CAH3) at 10am on Tuesday 17th October 2023. CAH3 Agenda (PDF, 188KB).

Anyone who wishes to observe the CAH3 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) (PDF, 162 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9) (PDF, 210 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) (PDF, 160 KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

17 October 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (CAH3) at 10am on Tuesday 17th October 2023. CAH3 Agenda (PDF, 188KB).

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) (PDF, 162 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9) (PDF, 210 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) (PDF, 160 KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

16 October 2023

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) (PDF, 162 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9) (PDF, 210 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10) (PDF, 160 KB) have been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

12 October 2023

The Examining Authority’s ExQ2 written questions and requests for information (PDF, 746 KB) has been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

10 October 2023

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Proposed Provision for Change Request MRC03 (PDF, 191 KB) and EC01 and EC03 (PDF, 399 KB) for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provisions for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on 10 November 2023.

Any comments relating to Change Request MRC03 and the second Change Request (EC01 and EC02) must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate only to the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as set out in 10.3 Change Application Cover Letter from August 2023 (PDF, 198 KB) and 10.27 Second Change Application Cover Letter from September 2023 (PDF, 270 KB) for the respective changes. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

10 October 2023

The Deadline 5 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been published.

05 October 2023

The Deadline 5 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) will be updated shortly.

05 October 2023

The agendas for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3 (CAH3) (PDF, 188 KB) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 4 (CAH4) (PDF, 186 KB) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) will be updated shortly.

03 October 2023

The Examining Authority’s Rule 8(3), 9 and 17 letter giving details of changes to the Examination Timetable (PDF, 397 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) and Examination Timetable will be updated shortly.

25 September 2023

The Deadline 4 submissions have been published.

A Procedural Decision by the Examining Authority (PDF, 182 KB) addressing Tunnel subsoil drafting amendment ([AS-100], PDF, 5 MB) relating to subsoil beneath the River Thames submitted by the Applicant has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) will be updated shortly

22 September 2023

Action Points for Compulsory Acquisition Hearings 1 (PDF, 115 KB) and 2 (PDF, 64 KB ) have been published.

Recordings and transcripts from Compulsory Acquisition Hearings 1 and 2 will be published shortly.

The Examining Authority’s notification of Hearings week commencing 16 October 2023 (PDF, 149 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 148 KB) has been published.

Action Points from Issue Specific Hearings 3 (PDF, 144 KB), 4 (PDF, 139 KB), 5 (PDF, 134 KB), 6 (PDF, 162 KB) and 7 (PDF, 120 KB) have been published.

Recordings and transcripts from Issue Specific Hearings 3456 and 7 and Open Floor Hearing 4 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

18 September 2023

The Examining Authority’s notification of Hearings week commencing 16 October 2023 (PDF, 149 KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 148 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been updated.

18 September 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 at 10am and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 at 2pm ( CAH1 agenda (PDF, 178kb) and CAH2 agenda (PDF, 185kb) ) on Friday 15th September 2023.

Anyone who wishes to observe the CAH1 and CAH2 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority.

Action Points from Issue Specific Hearing 7 (PDF, 120kb) have been published.

Action Points from Issue Specific Hearings 3 (PDF, 144kb), 4 (PDF, 139kb), 5 (PDF, 134kb)and 6 (PDF, 162kb) have been published.

Deadline 3 submission from Ken Bowman (PDF, 634kb) has been published.

Recordings and transcripts from Issue Specific Hearings 3456 and 7 and Open Floor Hearing 4 have been published.

The documents relating to the Applicant’s second change application have been published (EL reference numbers CR2-001 – CR2-019).

The Examination Library has been updated.

14 September 2023

Action Points from Issue Specific Hearings 3 (PDF, 144kb), 4 (PDF, 139kb), 5 (PDF, 134kb)and 6 (PDF, 162kb) have been published.

Deadline 3 submission from Ken Bowman (PDF,634kb) has been published.

Recordings and transcripts from Issue Specific Hearings 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and Open Floor Hearing 4 have been published.

The documents relating to the Applicant’s second change application have been published (EL reference numbers CR2-001 – CR2-019).

The Examination Library has been updated.

14 September 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) on Monday 11th September 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH7 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 7 can be found here (PDF, 180 KB).

Accompanied Site Inspection Information Pack (12 – 14 September) has been published (PDF, 9 MB).

The amended Agenda for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 on Friday 15 September has been published (PDF, 185 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been published.

08 September 2023

Session 1 of Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) which outlines the Examining Authority’s opening remarks has been published. The remainder of ISH3 and all subsequent hearing recordings, transcripts and any action notes will be published as soon as practicably possible.

Deadline 3 submissions from Port of London Authority have been published.

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) on Friday 8th September 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH6 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 6 can be found here (PDF, 186 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been published.

07 September 2023

Deadline 3 submissions from Port of London Authority have been published.

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) on Thursday 7th September 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH5 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 5 can be found here (PDF, 167 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been published.

07 September 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) on Thursday 7th September 2023 at 10am.

 

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH5 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

 

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 5 can be found here (PDF, 167 KB).

 

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been published.

06 September 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) on Wednesday 6th September 2023 at 10am and Open Floor Hearing 4 (OFH4) at 7:30pm on the same date.

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH4 or OFH4 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the events will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am and 7:30pm respectively. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 4 can be found here (PDF, 166 KB).

The Agenda for Open Floor Hearing 4 can be found here (PDF, 158 KB).

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision on Visual Representation(s) of the Proposed Highway Design (PDF, 154 KB) has been published.

National Highways response to The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision on Visual Representation(s) of the Proposed Highway Design has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

05 September 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) on Tuesday 5th September 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH3 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 3 can be found here (PDF, 179 KB).

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision on Visual Representation(s) of the Proposed Highway Design (PDF, 154 KB) has been published.

National Highways response to The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision on Visual Representation(s) of the Proposed Highway Design has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

05 September 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) on Tuesday 5th September 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the ISH3 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 3 can be found here (PDF, 179 KB).

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision on Visual Representation(s) of the Proposed Highway Design (PDF, 154 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1 MB) has been published.

04 September 2023

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision on Visual Representation(s) of the Proposed Highway Design (PDF, 154 KB) has been published.

The Deadline 3 submissions and the Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision addressing notification of further changes (Change Request 3) (PDF, 175 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision (PDF, 191 KB) and Proposed Provision checklist (PDF, 147 KB) in relation to the Applicant’s first change request (PDF, 3 MB) has been published. The Applicant’s first Change Request documents have been published and added to the Examination Library.

The Examining Authority’s itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 986 KB) will be updated shortly.

04 September 2023

The Deadline 3 submissions and the Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision addressing notification of further changes (Change Request 3) (PDF, 175 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision (PDF, 191 KB) and Proposed Provision checklist (PDF, 147 KB) in relation to the Applicant’s first change request (PDF, 3 MB) has been published. The Applicant’s first Change Request documents have been published and added to the Examination Library.

The Examining Authority’s itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

31 August 2023

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision (PDF, 191 KB) and Proposed Provision checklist (PDF, 147 KB) in relation to the Applicant’s first change request (PDF, 3 MB) has been published. The Applicant’s first Change Request documents have been published and added to the Examination Library.

Additionally, the Examining Authority’s itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 2 MB) has been published.

Deadline 3 documents will be published to the webpage and added to the Examination Library in due course.

30 August 2023

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) (PDF, 179 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) (PDF, 166 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) (PDF, 167 KB), Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) (PDF, 186 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) (PDF, 180 KB) have been published.

The agenda for Open Floor Hearing 4 (OFH4) (PDF, 158 KB) has been published.

The agendas for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) (PDF, 178 KB) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) (PDF, 172 KB) have been published.

The Examining Authorities ExQ1 written questions and requests for information (PDF, 688KB), notification of Issue Specific Hearings, Open Floor Hearing and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (PDF, 158KB) and notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 149 KB) have also been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 949 KB) has been updated.

21 August 2023

The Examining Authorities ExQ1 written questions and requests for information (PDF, 688KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of Issue Specific Hearings, Open Floor Hearing and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (PDF, 158KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF, 149KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 916KB) has been updated.

15 August 2023

The Examining Authority’s notification of Issue Specific Hearings, Open Floor Hearing and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (PDF, 158KB) has been published.

The Examining Authority’s notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (PDF,  149KB) has been published.

The Deadline 2 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 839KB) will be updated shortly.

07 August 2023

Additional Applicant Deadline 1 submissions have been published due to an issue with the National Infrastructure website preventing them from being published previously. These include:

26 July 2023

The Deadline 1 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 581KB) will be updated shortly.

24 July 2023

The Examining Authority’s response (PDF, 182KB) to the Applicant’s notice of intention (Notification Letter (PDF, 138KB)) (Notification Report (PDF, 924KB)) to submit a request for changes to the application has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 581KB) has been updated

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

18 July 2023

The Examining Authority’s response (PDF, 182KB) to the Applicant’s notice of intention (Notification Letter (PDF, 138KB) (Notification Report (PDF, 924KB) to submit a request for changes to the application has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 581KB) has been updated.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form‘ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

14 July 2023

The action points (PDF, 138KB) from Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3) have been published.

The Examining Authority has undertaken the following Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI):

The Examination Library (PDF, 577KB) has been updated.

Additional submission accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority – Applicant’s response to Annex A of the ISH2 Agenda (EV-015) (PDF, 265KB) on the draft DCO (ISH2 Action 8 [EV-030a])(PDF, 134KB) in advance of the Deadline 1 submission.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

12 July 2023

The action points (PDF, 138KB) from Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3) have been published.

11 July 2023

The Examining Authority has undertaken the following Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI):

The Examination Library (PDF, 577KB) has been updated.

Additional submission accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority – Applicant’s response to Annex A of the ISH2 Agenda (EV-015) on the draft DCO (ISH2 Action 8 [EV-030a]) in advance of the Deadline 1 submission.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

10 July 2023

The video recording and transcript from Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3) (PDF, 170KB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 575 KB) has been updated.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

07 July 2023

The Examination Timetable made provision for the resumption of Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3) on Thursday 6 July 2023, if required. Following the conclusion of OFH3 on Wednesday 5 July 2023, we are notifying that no hearings will take place on Thursday 6 July 2023.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form‘ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

05 July 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3) on Wednesday 5 July 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the OFH3 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for Open Floor hearing 3 (OFH3) has been published.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

05 July 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the resumption of Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3) on Wednesday 5 July 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the OFH3 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for Open Floor hearing 3 (OFH3) has been published.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

04 July 2023

Due to some minor errors and omissions, the Rule 8 letter (PDF , 358KB) issued on 27 June 2023 has been superseded by the updated Rule 8 version dated 03 July 2023 (PDF, 387 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 562KB) will be updated shortly.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form’ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

03 July 2023

The video recordings, transcript and action points from Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1), Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2), Open Floor Hearing 1 (ISH1) and Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2) have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 562KB) has been updated.

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form‘ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

03 July 2023

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

03 July 2023

Interested Parties who wish to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing or any Affected Person who wishes to be heard at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, please complete the following ‘Request to be heard MS Form‘ by 18 July 2023 (Procedural Deadline D).

The Examination Timetable made provision for the resumption of Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2) on Thursday 29 June 2023. Following the conclusion of OFH2 on Wednesday 28 June 2023, we are notifying that no hearings will take place on Thursday 29 June 2023.

28 June 2023

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 Letter) (PDF, 358 KB) has been sent to Interested Parties.

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2) on Wednesday 28 June 2023 at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe the OFH2 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The Agenda for OFH2 (PDF, 150KB) has been published.

27 June 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who are participating in the resumption of Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) on Friday 23 June 2023 at 10am. The adjournment of ISH1 was announced by the Examining Authority at the end of the notified hearing on Wednesday 21 June 2023.

Anyone who wishes to observe the resumption of ISH1 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for ISH1 (PDF, 137KB) has been published.

22 June 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) today (Thursday 22 June 2023) at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe ISH2 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for ISH2 (PDF, 265 KB) has been published.

22 June 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) today (Wednesday 21 June 2023) at 10am.

Anyone who wishes to observe ISH1 in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

The agenda for ISH1 (PDF, 167KB) has been published.

21 June 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in Open Floor Hearing 1 today (Tuesday 20 June 2023) at 6pm.

Anyone who wishes to observe the Open Floor Hearing in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 6pm. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

There are opportunities to request to speak in person or virtually at Open Floor Hearings 2 and 3 in Orsett on 28 June 2023 and Dartford on 5 July 2023.

Further Open Floor Hearings may be held during the Examination, please make your request by Procedural Deadline D (Tuesday 18 July 2023). Written Representations should be submitted at Deadline 1 (Tuesday 18 July 2023)

20 June 2023

The Examining Authority has today issued a written Procedural Decision (PDF, 138KB) closing the Preliminary Meeting in writing and confirming that the Examination has now commenced.

20 June 2023
Examination begins
20 June 2023

The ExA has issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 174KB) relating to the commencement of the Examination and resumption of the Preliminary Meeting.

The agenda for Open Floor Hearing 1 (PDF, 131KB) has been published

There are further opportunities to request to be heard at either Open Floor Hearings 2 and 3:

15 June 2023

The ExA has issued a Procedural Decision (PDF, 174KB) relating to the commencement of the Examination and resumption of the Preliminary Meeting.

The Examination Library has been updated.

15 June 2023

The Procedural Deadline C submissions have been published.

N.B. The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept a replacement, updated version of Higham Parish Council’s submission (PDF, 175KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 567KB) has been updated.

15 June 2023

The Examining Authority has published the following documents:

The Examination Library (PDF, 530 KB) has been updated.

12 June 2023

The video recordings and transcript from the Preliminary Meeting held on 6 June 2023 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 540 KB) has been updated.

08 June 2023

Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting took place on 6 June 2023.

Any written responses to matters discussed at Part 1 of the Preliminary meeting must be submitted by Procedural Deadline C (13 June 2023).

Part 2 of the Preliminary Meeting will resume on 20 June 2023 if required.

07 June 2023

The Applicant’s cover letter to their Procedural Deadline B (PDF, 173KB) was not published with the rest of the deadline submissions.

It has now been published and added to the Examination Library (PDF, 531KB).

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Preliminary Meeting part 1 on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

Anyone who wishes to observe the Preliminary Meeting part 1 in real time should use this Livestream link:  https://cvslivestream.co.uk/ltc/. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

We would remind those observing the Preliminary Meeting part 1 that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the meeting by Procedural Deadline C (Tuesday 13 June 2023).

06 June 2023
Preliminary Meeting takes place
06 June 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Preliminary Meeting part 1 on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

Anyone who wishes to observe the Preliminary Meeting part 1 in real time should use this Livestream link:  https://cvslivestream.co.uk/ltc/. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

We would remind those observing the Preliminary Meeting part 1 that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the meeting by Procedural Deadline C (Tuesday 13 June 2023).

05 June 2023

Kent County Council’s PDB submission (PDF, 223KB) was not published with the rest of the deadline submissions.

It has now been published and added to the Examination Library (PDF, 531KB).

01 June 2023

The Procedural Deadline B submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 531KB) has been updated.

31 May 2023

The video recordings, transcripts and action points from the Programming Meeting held on 16 May 2023 have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 508kb) has been updated.

22 May 2023

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Programming Meeting on Tuesday 16 May 2023.

Anyone who wishes to observe the Programming Meeting in real time should use this Livestream link. Please note that the event will start broadcasting LIVE when opened by the Examining Authority at 10am. If the Livestream does not initially work it should be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

We would remind those observing the Programming Meeting that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the meeting by Procedural Deadline B (Friday 26 May 2023).

16 May 2023

The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion to accept a submission from Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (PDF, 160KB) ahead of the Programming Meeting.

12 May 2023

Procedural Deadline A submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 516KB) has been updated.

10 May 2023

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.

25 April 2023

The Examining Authority has undertaken the following Unaccompanied Site Inspections (USI):

The Examination Library (PDF, 486KB) has been updated.

24 April 2023

The Examining Authority has published an additional submission from the Applicant in response to its procedural decisions of 21 March 2023. It has accepted and published an additional submission from Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, also related to the matters addressed its procedural decisions of 21 March 2023.

The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision (PDF, 220KB) indicating its response to the SoST Written Ministerial Statement of 9 March 2023 and the request for extended time in pre-examination from Thurrock Council. It has decided to allow an extension until July 2023 but has not granted an extension until September 2023. It proposes to hold a Programming Meeting to discuss resources and the production of Local Impact Reports with the local authorities involved in the Examination and will provide notice of this in due course.

The Examination Library (PDF, 490KB) has been updated.

06 April 2023

The Examining Authority has accepted an additional Principal Areas of Disagreement Summary (PADS) Tracker submitted by Essex County Council (PDF, 144KB).

30 March 2023

The Examining Authority has issued a number of Procedural Decisions:

  • Requesting comments from the Applicant in relation to the Written Ministeral Statement of 09 March 2023
  • Requesting comments from the Applicant in relation to a request by Thurrock Council to delay the examination
  • In relation to a notification from the Applicant to submit a request for changes to the application.
21 March 2023

The Relevant Representations are now available again following resolution of the website issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

21 March 2023

We apologise for an issue with our website which means that the relevant representations are not currently available for viewing, We are working hard to resolve this as soon as we can.

17 March 2023

In response to its procedural decision letters of 19 December 2022 (PDF, 178kb) and 03 March 2023 (PDF, 244kb), the Examining Authority (ExA) has accepted the following documents:

  • Applicant’s responses to PDs 1 to 5
  • Thurrock and Essex Councils responses to PD 7 and 8
  • Principal Areas of Disagreement Summary (PADS) documents
  • A overview of the parties who have informed the ExA that they are not submitting a PADS
  • An additional document submitted by Gravesham BC and accepted by the ExA.
17 March 2023
Relevant representations published on the website
13 March 2023

The Applicant has informed us that a couple of notifications that they sent informing of the opportunity to make Relevant Representations were not received and also that new land interests have been recently identified. The Applicant has sent a notification to those specific parties to notifying them of an ability to make a Relevant Representation by a later deadline of 24/25 March 2023. Anyone who has received such a notification and wishes to make a representation should contact us at [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.

08 March 2023

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision letter addressed to Thurrock Council (PDF, 233 KB).

The Log of Procedural Decisions [PD-007] (PDF, 137KB) and Examination Library have been updated.

03 March 2023
Registration of interested parties closes
24 February 2023

Register online

 

The Registration and Relevant Representations form is available until 23:59 on Friday 24 February 2023

If you’re having any issues with the form please refresh the page in the first instance. If you still cannot access or submit the form please contact us on [email protected] or 0303 444 5000.

Further guidance on submitting a Relevant Representation for LTC (PDF, 204KB) has been issued.

03 February 2023

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