A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

What happens next

12/09/2019 - Deadline for Planning Inspectorate to submit recommendation

The Examination closed on 12 June 2019. There will now be a period of three months for the Examining Authority to write its report and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will then have three months in which to make a decision.

Timeline (39 items)

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The Examination closes at 23:59 on Wednesday 12 June 2019.

12 June 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 8 have now been published

The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 – Request for further information from the Applicant following receipt of the Deadline 8 submission.

11 June 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 7 have now been published.

04 June 2019
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24 May 2019
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The Action Points from Issue Specific Hearings 5 and 6 have been published.

Please note that Issue Specific Hearing 6 will continue on the afternoon of Thursday 23 May 2019, recommencing at 13:30 hours.

17 May 2019
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Agendas for the hearings on 23 May 2019 have been published. Please note that Issue Specific Hearing 6 will continue on the afternoon of Thursday 23 May 2019, recommencing at 13:30 hours.

16 May 2019
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The Agendas for ISH5, ISH6 and OFH3 have been published along with the Submissions for Deadline 6a.

08 May 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 6 have now been published.

02 May 2019
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29 April 2019
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision in relation to the Additional Land Application which includes notification of hearings taking place on 23 May and amendments to the Examination time table.

24 April 2019
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The Notification of Hearings being held in May 2019 and the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) have now been published.

16 April 2019
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The Submissions for Deadline 5 have now been published.

09 April 2019
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The Examination Authority’s Further Written Questions have been published and responses are required by 5 April 2019.

A Procedural Decision has been issued relating to the Applicant’s Non-Material Change request.

Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Additional Land Application for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision before Monday 22 April 2019. Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land only.

22 March 2019
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A Procedural Decision has been issued relating to the Applicant’s Non-Material Change request.

Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Additional Land Application for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision before Monday 22 April 2019. Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land only.

15 March 2019
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The Deadline 4 Submissions have been published.

The Examining Authority has issued a request for further information and a request for clarification on the further information submitted.

The Examining Authority has issued a notification letter about their procedural decision to accept the proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land and the proposed design changes.

13 March 2019
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08 March 2019
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An Unaccompanied Site Inspection Note has now been published.

The Applicant, Highways England, submitted a letter on 18 February 2019 requesting a change to the accepted application.

Interested parties are asked to continue to provide written representations on the original application, accepted on 23 August 2018, in line with the Examination Timetable. If the requested change is accepted into the Examination by the Examining Authority it will be the subject of separate consultation with a separate deadline for representations.

25 February 2019
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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