What happens next
A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Tilbury2 was taken on 20 February 2019 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 (29 items)
The Secretary of State for Transport has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documentation:
The Secretary of State has sent a further letter inviting submissions in response to specific questions. The deadline for responses is 15 January 2019.
The Secretary of State has sent a letter inviting submissions in response to specific questions. The deadline for response is 21 December 2018.
The submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.
The Report on the Implications for European Sites and the Examining Authority’s Response to the Applicant’s Draft Development Consent Order have been published.
Submissions for Deadline 5 have been published.
Notice of hearings has been published.
We have been made aware of a typographical error in the postcard that was sent drawing attention to this letter – ’19 June 2016′ should read ’19 June 2018′.
Submissions for Deadline 4 have been published
Further written questions have been published.
Submissions for Deadline 3 have been published.
Submissions for Deadline 2 have been published.
Submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing into the Draft Development Consent Order on 21 February 2018 has been published. In addition to this hearing, there will be two Open Floor Hearings on 20 February 2018 for which no agendas will be published. Details can be found in the Examining Authority’s letter of 22 January 2018.
The applicant has decided to provide a shuttle bus for those who wish to attend the events on the 20th and 21st February. On Tuesday 20th February there are three pick up times, 09.00, 13.30 and 17.00. On Wednesday 21st there will be one pick up at 09.00.
Pick-up points will be the Tilbury Hub and Tilbury Town Station. There is no need to book a place on this bus but please do arrive in good time at the pick-up points.
The buses will return to Tilbury at the end of the Hearings. For more details contact the applicant at [email protected] or 01375 852485
There is a minor error in the Rule 6 letter issued on Monday 22 January 2018. Item 5 in Annex C (the Panel’s draft timetable for the Examination of the Application) should read “Wednesday 21 March 2018” rather than “Tuesday 20 March 2018”. The draft timetable will be discussed in the Preliminary Meeting.
The letter also includes notification of two Open Floor Hearings to be held on the afternoon and evening of the Preliminary Meeting and an Issue Specific Hearing into the draft Development Consent Order, the day following the Preliminary Meeting.
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.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 31 October 2017.
The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.
It is for the applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see DCLG pre-application guidance https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-the-pre-application-process-for-major-infrastructure-projects)