M20 Junction 10A

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for M20 Junction 10A was taken on 01 December 2017 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (33 items)

Five years after the Secretary of State’s decision is issued, all remaining published documents associated with an application are removed from the National Infrastructure Planning website, with the exception of the following which are retained in line with our document retention policy:

  • The Secretary of State’s decision notice and statement of reasons;
  • If made, the Development Consent Order;
  • The Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report and associated appendices;
  • Any material/non-material change decisions;
  • Any correction notices; and
  • All section 51 advice issued in respect of an application.

As such, the purpose of this banner is to highlight that we will shortly remove all documents, except those listed above.

13 April 2023

An application for a non-material change to the M20 Junction 10a Development Consent Order 2017 has been made by Highways England

If you wish to make a representation, this should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

National Infrastructure
The Planning Inspectorate
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol, BS1 6PN

The deadline for receipt of representations is 11.59pm on 19th July 2019.

10 June 2019
Decision made by the Secretary of State
01 December 2017

A second consultation letter on behalf of the Department for Transport to Kent County Council, the Applicant (Highways England) and Ashford Borough Council has been published.

25 October 2017

A consultation letter on behalf of the Department for Transport to the Applicant (Highways England), Friends Life Ltd and Southern Gas Networks has been published.

28 September 2017
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
01 September 2017

Documents for Deadline 8 have been published.

26 May 2017
10 May 2017

Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.

02 May 2017
19 April 2017

Documents for Deadline 6 have been published.

10 April 2017
20 March 2017

Documents for Deadline 5 have been published.

06 March 2017

Documents for Deadline 4 have been published.

06 February 2017

Documents for Deadline 3 have been published.

17 January 2017

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

09 December 2016
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
02 December 2016

The Applicant has responded to the Planning Inspectorate’s post-Acceptance s51 advice, and to the Examining Authority’s procedural decision dated 21 September 2016. The responding documentation has been published and is available to view under the ‘Documents’ tab. Interested Parties are invited to provide comments on the Applicant’s response to Deadline 3 in the draft examination timetable. For clarification, please see Annex C and Annex F to the Rule 6 letter.

03 November 2016

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.

28 October 2016
Relevant representations published on the website
10 October 2016
Registration of interested parties closes
03 October 2016
Registration of interested parties begins
25 August 2016
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

11 August 2016
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
11 August 2016

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 19 July 2016. 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.

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 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 relevant representation stage and the subsequent examination.

20 July 2016
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
19 July 2016