As I understand all statutory consultees must be informed by the project leaders about the plans.
In the event the statutory consultees refuses to engage, where does this leave the DCO prospects?
The Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Note Eleven explains the framework which governs the involvement of relevant consultees and consenting bodies at each stage in the process and sets out the key principles which the Planning Inspectorate hopes will underpin working arrangements. It is available to view here: attachment 1
Different statutory consultees are bound by different obligations in respect of how and when they may respond to the Planning Inspectorate on specific issues. The Planning Inspectorate also has certain powers to compel statutory bodies to provide advice or evidence to it at specific stages of the process.