What happens next

The preliminary meeting will be held on Tuesday 20 February 2018. Invitations to this meeting have been sent to interested parties.

The preliminary meeting is held in public and concerns procedural matters only. It is not essential to attend the preliminary meeting; interested parties will be sent details of how to take further part in the examination in any event.

The procedural decision, setting the timetable for the examination including deadlines for receipt of detailed written representations and for comments on others’ representations, will be made after the preliminary meeting and will be published on the project page. It will also be available on request from tilbury2@pins.gsi.gov.uk and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

If you are an interested party, you will receive notifications about the examination and you will also be notified about the final decision.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a nationally significant infrastructure project and have not already registered 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 (as amended).

Timeline (11 items)

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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.

15 February 2018
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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 t2applicationresponses@potll.com or 01375 852485

07 February 2018
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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.

26 January 2018
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

22 January 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
15 January 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
08 January 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
28 November 2017
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The application has been accepted for examination

21 November 2017
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 November 2017
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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)

31 October 2017
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 October 2017