Southampton to London Pipeline Project

What happens next

The Preliminary Meeting took place on Wednesday 09 October 2019. We will shortly be issuing a notification (Rule 8 letter) to Interested Parties which sets the timetable for the Examination including, amongst other things, deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations, Local Impact Reports, comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties and dates for any hearings. The notification will also be published on this project page and available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

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 (21 items)

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The Recording of the Preliminary Meeting has been published.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept further additional submissions from the Health and Safety Executive and Abbey Rangers Football Club.

These documents has been added to the Examination Library.

11 October 2019
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Preliminary Meeting takes place

09 October 2019
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Preliminary Meeting takes place
09 October 2019
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Please note that the venue for the Preliminary Meeting on Wednesday 9 October 2019 is Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre (access via Gate A), Transport Road, Farnborough, GU14 6XE.

08 October 2019
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The Examining Authority carried out an Unaccompanied Site Inspection on Wednesday 2 October. A note of their Inspection has been published and added to the Examination Library.

03 October 2019
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In order to assist the smooth running of the Preliminary Meeting, a Seating Plan has been published. This allocates seats to those that have notified the Inspectorate of their intention to attend the meeting. Unreserved seating will be available for those that have not confirmed their attendance.

Additionally, the Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Leo Doherty MP on behalf of Nick Jarman.

These have been added to the Examination Library.

02 October 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised its decision to accept further additional submissions.

20 September 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised its decision to accept further additional submissions.

12 September 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.

05 September 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the Applicant in relation to the routing of the proposed scheme in the Hinton Ampner area. This has been added to the Examination Library.

27 August 2019
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The Examining Authority has exercised their discretion and accepted Additional Submissions from the following Parties:
The Applicant
Canal and River Trust
NHS Hounslow Clinical Commissioning Group
Forestry Commission
MP Michael Gove
Natural England
Southern Electric Power Distribution
Southern Gas Network
UK Power Networks
Kaye Squires

14 August 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
05 August 2019
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Registration of interested parties closes
27 July 2019
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Registration of interested parties begins
26 June 2019
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The application has been accepted for examination

11 June 2019
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
11 June 2019
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 14 May 2019.

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 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.

15 May 2019
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  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
14 May 2019