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)

Decision made by the Secretary of State
20 February 2019
10 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.

11 December 2018
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
20 November 2018

The submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.

17 August 2018

The documents for deadline 6 and the rule 17 letter have been published.

08 August 2018

Submissions for Deadline 5 have been published.

12 July 2018

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′.

25 May 2018

Submissions for Deadline 4 have been published

24 May 2018

Further written questions have been published.

10 May 2018

Submissions for Deadline 3 have been published.

08 May 2018

Submissions for Deadline 2 have been published.

05 April 2018

Submissions for Deadline 1 have been published.

23 March 2018

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

26 February 2018
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
20 February 2018

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

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

07 February 2018

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

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.

22 January 2018
Relevant representations published on the website
15 January 2018
Registration of interested parties closes
08 January 2018
Registration of interested parties begins
28 November 2017
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

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

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
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
31 October 2017