Southampton to London Pipeline Project

Enquiry received via email

Southampton to London Pipeline Project

09 April 2020
Office of the Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP - Frances Reynolds

Enquiry

Good afternoon, In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, I understand that Planning Inspectorate is cancelling all previously arranged site visits, and that staff are working from home. I would be most grateful if you can let me know if the examination timetable for the Southampton to London Pipeline Project is now likely to change. I shall look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes, Frances Frances Reynolds – Senior Parliamentary Assistant Office of the Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP ? 0207 219 8826 ? www.michaelgove.com ? House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Advice given

Dear Mr Reynolds, Thank you for your e-mail. The situation surrounding COVID-19 is a matter which is under constant review by the Inspectorate. We have set up a group that is dedicated to monitoring the situation, ensuring that we are operating in accordance with current Government guidelines. In relation to the Southampton to London Pipeline Project Examination, I can confirm that all public events have taken place; there are no further site inspections or hearings planned. In the absence of events necessitating social gathering, such as those listed above, there is no planned postponement of the Examination and it will continue to proceed; due to close on Thursday 9 April 2020.