The London Resort

What happens next

This application has been withdrawn by the Applicant.

Timeline (46 items)

The Applicant has notified the Planning Inspectorate that their primary point of contact regarding the London Resort has changed. Details of this change can found on the project page of the National Infrastructure website.

The latest correspondence relating to applications for the award of costs will be published in due course.

26 May 2022

All applications for an award of costs received by the deadline of 26 April 2022 have now been published. All relevant correspondence can be found in the Costs Applications tab of the London Resort National Infrastructure webpage. Where clarification or further information is required, the Examining Authority (ExA) is writing to the parties to seek this. Where the validity and scope of an application for costs is clear, the ExA is writing to the parties to confirm this. ExA correspondence will be published over the coming days.

The ExA has decided to publish late costs submissions received from Weller’s Law Group LLP on behalf of Dan Bramwell (1) (PDF, 4 MB) and MES Contractors Limited with JDP Property Services Limited (2)  (PDF, 2 MB) on the basis that these wholly relate to parties who under the cover of submissions by Mr Doug Hilton, had already made timely applications. The ExA is seeking to clarify who acts for the parties to these submissions.

04 May 2022

Section 51 advice has been issued in relation to costs applications and confirms that applications made by email will be accepted

19 April 2022

An application for an award of costs has been received (PDF, 341 KB). Any future applications for awards of costs and all relevant correspondence can be found in the Costs Applications tab of the London Resort National Infrastructure webpage.

14 April 2022

The Planning Inspectorate has issued Section 51 advice (PDF, 251 KB) regarding cost applications in response to queries raised at the Arrangements Conference held on 29 March 2022.

07 April 2022

The Applicant, London Resort Company Holdings, has withdrawn the London Resort application (PDF, 169 KB).

As a result of the Applicant’s decision to withdraw, the Preliminary Meeting was cancelled. The Examining Authority will not be conducting an Examination. For more information please see the notification from the Examining Authority (PDF, 131 KB).

29 March 2022

The Applicant, London Resort Company Holdings, has withdrawn the London Resort application (PDF, 169 KB). As a result, the Preliminary Meeting has been cancelled and the examination of this application will not take place.

29 March 2022
Preliminary Meeting takes place
29 March 2022

Instructions have been sent to those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) to be held on Tuesday 29 March and Wednesday 30 March 2022 (if required). Those participating or observing the PM should read the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 586 KB) dated 14 February 2022 and all accompanying annexes.

A livestream is available for those wishing to observe in real time at: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/london-resort

Please note that PM will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens at 10.00am on Tuesday 29 March 2022. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page.

28 March 2022

The Examining Authority (ExA) has accepted an Additional Submission from Thurrock Council (PDF, 773 KB) on the basis that it relates to unforeseen matters that relate to the Preliminary Meeting.

25 March 2022

The Examining Authority (ExA) has accepted an additional submission made on behalf of the Peninsula Management Group (PDF, 121 KB) on the basis that the matters that it raises respond to changed circumstances (the Applicant’s request for a further extension of time in pre-examination) and an urgent need (that parties be made aware of matters for discussion, before the Preliminary Meeting). The matters raised in the published submission will be discussed at the Preliminary Meeting in Agenda Item 3.

A late submission for Procedural Decision A has been accepted at the discretion of the ExA from Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust (PDF, 131 KB).

The ExA has also published a note of an Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI3) (PDF, 1 MB) undertaken on 17 and 18 March 2022

23 March 2022

Responses to Procedural Deadline A have been published

18 March 2022

The deadline for registering to speak at the PM has closed.

17 March 2022

Please remember that Interested Parties have until 15 March 2022 to complete the Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form (PMIF)  Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form (PMIF)

Please note that if multiple individuals representing an Interested Party are expecting to attend from different locations, then each individual attendee needs to register to receive the joining link.

The PMIF can also be accessed via the following QR code:

 

07 March 2022

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following Additional Submission from the Applicant: 8.1 Schedule of updated and new documents (PDF, 278 KB)

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) (PDF, 567kb) has been sent.

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and the Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

Once you have read the letter, please complete the Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form (PMIF) which must be completed by Procedural Deadline A (15 March 2022).

The PMIF can also be accessed via the following QR code:

14 February 2022

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.

14 February 2022

The Examining Authority (ExA) has published a Procedural Decision indicating that it is minded to hold a Preliminary Meeting in late March 2022 (PDF, 180 KB). Formal notice of a Preliminary Meeting will be published on 14 February 2022.

The ExA has also published a note of an Unaccompanied Site Inspection undertaken on 20 January 2022 (PDF, 339 KB) .

The Examination Library (PDF, 919 KB) has been updated.

01 February 2022
27 January 2022

The responses to the Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision letter dated 21 December 2021 have now been published.

The Applicant’s (London Resort Company Holdings Limited) response (PDF, 224 KB).

Any final comments on the published responses must be submitted by 24 January 2022.

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

13 January 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a letter providing details of Procedural Decisions about how the application is to be examined, and seeking views from parties to inform future decisions (PDF, 168 KB).

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following Additional Submission:

D Bramwell- Additional Submission accepted at the discretion of the Examining Authority (PDF, 901 KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 843 KB) has been updated.

21 December 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted an Additional Submission from:

Mr Douglas Hilton on behalf of Buckland Dartford Ltd, Vitesse Investments Ltd & Peninsular Management Group Ltd (PDF, 160 KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 842 KB) has been updated.

29 November 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted Additional Submission from:

Natural England (PDF, 3 MB)
London Resort Company Holdings (PDF, 170 KB)
Businesses at Swanscombe Business Centre and Save Swanscombe Peninsula (PDF, 124 KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 844 KB) has been updated.

26 November 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted an Additional Submission from Natural England in respect of the designation of Swanscombe Peninsular as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

In its letter of 5 November 2021, the Examining Authority asked the Applicant to provide an update of the likely implications of the designation for its application by 24 November 2021.

15 November 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a letter providing details of Procedural Decisions about how the application is to be examined (PDF, 132 KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 840 KB) has been updated.

05 November 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted an Additional Submission from Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Dartford Borough Council and Kent County Council (PDF, 94 KB)

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 840 KB)

01 November 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted an Additional Submission from London Resort Company Holdings (PDF, 5 MB)

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

28 October 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following Additional Submissions from the Applicant:

London Resort Company Holdings – Procedural decision response and Progress Report letter dated 29 September 2021 (PDF, 230 KB)

London Resort Company Holdings – 8.1 Schedule of updated and new documents (Rev 05) (PDF, 1 MB)

London Resort Company Holdings – 8.2 Schedule of consultation (Rev 05) (PDF, 985 KB)

The Examination Library has been updated (PDF, 840 KB)

04 October 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a letter providing details of Procedural decisions about how the application is to be examined (PDF, 71 KB).

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following submission:

Kent Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Buglife and CPRE Kent  (PDF, 133 KB)

The Examination Library has been updated.

16 September 2021
29 July 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following submission:

London Resort Company Holdings – Response to the Examining Authority’s Procedural Decisions (PDF, 276 KB)

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

23 July 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted the following Additional Submission:

English Heritage – Proposed viewpoints (PDF, 209 KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 957 KB) has been updated

13 July 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion and accepted Additional Submissions from the following parties:

  • London Resort Company Holdings
  • CPRE Kent
  • Southern Water
  • J Haines
  • Linda Lovell

The Examining Authority has also issued a letter providing details of two Procedural Decisions (PDF, 100KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 872KB) has been updated.

09 July 2021

The Examining Authority has issued a letter providing details of two procedural decisions (PDF, 106KB).

The Examination Library (PDF, 863KB) has been updated.

25 June 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions from the Applicant and Interested Parties in response to the Examining Authority’s letter of 05 May 2021:

The Examining Authority will make a decision about the date for the Preliminary Meeting(s) in due course.

The Examination Library has been updated (862 KB)

11 June 2021

The additional period for making Relevant Representations has closed.

The Examining Authority (ExA) has published its Initial Assessment of Principal Issues (PDF, 139 KB). This is an initial high level assessment based on information available to the ExA at the time of writing and is not a comprehensive, exclusive, or detailed list. The ExA will have regard to all matters before it when it submits its Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government after the Examination has concluded.

In its letter of 5th May (PDF, 957 KB) the ExA set out its decision that there will be a delay to the start of the Examination. The Applicant has now responded to the ExA’s letter (PDF, 419 KB).

The ExA will decide the start date for the Examination in due course. Updates will be provided on this site.

The ExA has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions:

Kent Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Buglife and CPRE Kent joint response to the Applicant’s letter (PDF, 519 KB)
8.1 Schedule of updated and new documents (Rev 00) – Submitted in response to the Examining Authority’s Letter (05 May 2021) (PDF, 1 MB)
8.2 Schedule of consultation (Rev 00) – Submitted in response to the Examining Authority’s Letter (05 May 2021) (PDF, 957 KB)

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

13 May 2021

The Applicant has informed us that a number of notifications they sent about the opportunity to make Relevant Representations had not been received for various reasons. The Applicant has re-sent a further notification to those parties to allow them to make their representations. If you have received such a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at email address: [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.

The Applicant has written to the Planning Inspectorate requesting additional time at the pre-examination stage to allow for on-going engagement in respect of the Site of Special Scientific Interest notification from Natural England.

The Examining Authority has issued a letter providing details of a Procedural Decision (PDF, 91 KB) taken in response to the Applicant’s letter of 15 April 2021.

The note of the Examining Authority’s Unaccompanied Site Inspection (PDF, 78 KB) on 26-28 April 2021 has been published.

05 May 2021

The Applicant has informed us that a number of notifications they sent about the opportunity to make Relevant Representations had not been received for various reasons. The Applicant has re-sent a further notification to those parties to allow them to make their representations. If you have received such a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at email address: [email protected] or telephone 0303 444 5000.

14 April 2021
Relevant representations published on the website
14 April 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
31 March 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
19 February 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

28 January 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
28 January 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
04 January 2021