Cotswold District Council and Mendip District Council queried why their councils were being contacted with regards to the proposed A303 Stonehenge application.
For avoidance of doubt, the proposed A303 Stonehenge application by Highways England is to be considered under the Planning Act 2008 (PA2008) regime. Under that regime, your council has been identified as a neighbouring ‘A’ authority due to sharing a boundary with the host unitary council – Wiltshire Council. Your council is therefore a relevant local authority eligible to submit an Adequacy of Consultation Representation (AoCR) setting out whether your council feels the Applicant has met its duty to consult under sections 42, 47 and 48 of the PA2008.
For more information how relevant local authorities are identified (specifically Figure 4 on page 5) and their role in the process, please follow the link to view our Advice Note two - The role of local authorities in the development consent process: