A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

What happens next

The Preliminary Meeting took place on Wednesday 12 December 2018. We will shortly be issuing a notification (Rule 8 letter) to Interested Parties which sets the timetable for the Examination including, amongst other things, deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations, Local Impact Reports, comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties and dates for any hearings. The notification will also be published on this project page and available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register 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.

Timeline (9 items)

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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
12 December 2018
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Procedural Decision by the Examining Authority has been published.

19 November 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 Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

14 November 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
23 October 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
19 October 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
13 September 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

23 August 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
23 August 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
27 July 2018