A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

What happens next

Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.

Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.

12/06/2019 - Deadline for close of examination. See the Examination Timetable for further information.

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 (16 items)

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The Deadline 3 Submissions and ASI Itinerary have been published.

13 February 2019
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The notification of hearings being held from the 26 February 2019 – 1 March 2019 have now been published.

29 January 2019
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Deadline 2 Submissions have been published.

28 January 2019
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Deadline 1 Submissions have been published.

14 January 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

21 December 2018
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The Recordings of the Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearing, along with an Unaccompanied Site Inspection Note have now been published.

14 December 2018
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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