Tilbury2

The list below includes a record of advice we have provided for this project. For a list of all advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate, including non-project related advice, please go to the Register of advice page.

There is a statutory duty, under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008, to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application, including the name of the person who requested the advice, and to make this publicly available.

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Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
Please can you send me the Rule 6 letter, agenda for the preliminary meeting and draft timetable for the examination of the application.
After searching our records, Connect Plus Services don’t appear to be an Interested Party in the examination. Interested Parties are those with a legal interest in land affected by a nationally significant infrastructure project or that have made a relevant representation.

This may hinder your participation in the examination, as you will not be automatically invited to Hearings or have the right to make written representations (though the Examining Authority may accept any submission at their discretion), nor be notified of the final decision.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a nationally significant infrastructure project, then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an interested party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended). This can be done here:

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As an Interested Party, you will be informed of the progress of the Examination and be notified of the final Decision by the Secretary of State. You can also:

• Make representations about the application being examined.

• Have the opportunity to attend and speak at the Preliminary Meeting or hearings that take place during the Examination.

• Have the opportunity to provide further written evidence to the appointed Examining Inspectors, known as the Examining Authority.

Further information on the examination process can be found in our suite of advice notes:

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For your information, a copy of the Rule 6 letter can be viewed here:

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08 February 2018
Connect Plus Services - Juliet Umeibekwe
Enquiry received via email
Please can I confirm that there is no need to attend the Preliminary Meeting in order to be able to submit responses to questions, etc. or take part in future hearings?
The Preliminary Meeting is a procedural meeting that helps inform how the application will be examined.

At the Meeting, invited people and organisations will be invited to make comments on the draft Examination Timetable and arrangements for future Examination events, before the Examining Authority finalises the timetable.

It is not an opportunity for interested parties to put forward their views about what they like or don’t like about the application. Irrespective of whether you attend the preliminary meeting, once the Examination begins following the preliminary meeting, you will be able to:

• Make representations about the application that is being examined.

• Have the opportunity to attend and speak at the hearings that take place during the Examination and attend the accompanied site inspection.

• Have the opportunity to provide further written evidence to the appointed Examining Inspectors, known as the Examining Authority.

07 February 2018
Purfleet Real Estate Limited - Benjamin Dove-Seymour
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
We have received information from yourselves with regards Tilbury 2 Project.

We manage a retirement estate across the water in Gravesend and wondered if this would impact us?
You have received our letter because you have been identified by the applicant as being interested in land potentially affected by the proposed scheme. Therefore you have the status of an Interested Party in the examination and can fully participate in the examination.

You can view all the project documents at the project website:
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As an Interested Party, you will be informed of the progress of the Examination and be notified of the final Decision by the Secretary of State. You can also:

• Make representations about the application that is being examined.

• Have the opportunity to attend and speak at the Preliminary Meeting or hearings that take place during the Examination.

• Have the opportunity to provide further written evidence to the appointed Examining Inspector(s), known as the Examining Authority

However, you are not obliged to participate.

Further information on the examination process can be found in our suite of advice notes:
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Advice notes 8.2 – 8.5 include information relating to the examination process.

If you have any questions about the examination process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

30 January 2018
Elm Group - Michelle Cable
Enquiry received via email
response has attachments
Request submitted to become an interested party.
Thank you for your recent section 102A request to become an Interested Party, in relation to the Tilbury2 project.

You have been identified by the applicant as a category 3 person. Therefore you already have the status of an Interested Party in the examination and can fully participate in the examination.

Your details are included in the in the Book of Reference; this document is provided by the applicant. You can view this document, along with all the other project documents at the project website:

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As an Interested Party, you will be informed of the progress of the Examination and be notified of the final Decision by the Secretary of State. You can also:

• Make representations about the application being examined.

• Have the opportunity to attend and speak at the Preliminary Meeting or hearings that take place during the Examination.

• Have the opportunity to provide further written evidence to the appointed Examining Inspector(s), known as the Examining Authority

Further information on the examination process can be found in our suite of advice notes:

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Advice notes 8.2 – 8.5 include information relating to the examination process.

This response is sent without prejudice and cannot be considered as legal advice on which you can rely.

29 January 2018
Ioan-Eugen Ciobanu
Enquiry received via email
I have a query about some of the Regulation 5 plans – specifically the Location Plan and the historical/ecological plans.

Due to the scale of both the project, and the search area for these topics, some of these plans will need to be at a smaller scale that 1:2500 as required by the Regulations in order that the appropriate context can be seen for the location of the Scheme, historical assets and ecological sites.

I am seeking to ensure that despite this that scale bars and north arrows are included in all these plans, but it will not be feasible to change the plan scale.

In light of the above, please could you confirm that it would be acceptable for such smaller scale plans to be submitted?
An application can only be accepted for examination if the application is of a standard that the Secretary of State considers satisfactory. Applications can be accepted if there are minor discrepancies.

Whether an application is of a satisfactory standard is a decision that is made after it is submitted. There is precedent for the plans you mention to be submitted at a smaller scale, and for the application to be accepted for examination. You may wish to explicitly justify departures of this sort in the covering letter to your application.

19 October 2017
Pinsent Masons LLP - Matthew Fox
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
A meeting to discuss draft documents took place on 12 October 2017
A note of the meeting is attached

12 October 2017
Port of Tilbury London Limited - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Project Update Meeting
See attached meeting note

09 August 2017
Port of Tilbury London Limited - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
Meeting to discuss project update and the Secretary of State's scoping opinion
See attached

17 May 2017
Port of Tilbury London Ltd
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
The Planning Inspectorate presented to local authorities and other statutory consultees about the Planning Act 2008 process.
See attached note and presentation.

04 April 2017
Port of Tilbury London Ltd - anon.
Enquiry received via meeting
response has attachments
An inception meeting was held in respect of the Tilbury2 project.
See attached meeting note.

28 February 2017
Port of Tilbury London Ltd - anon.