A303 Stonehenge

What happens next

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 02 January 2020. The Secretary of State has set a new deadline for the decision for this application which is 13 November 2020.

Timeline (44 items)

In the Secretary of State for Transport’s letter of 20 August 2020, parties were invited to provide final comments on the representations received in response to his consultation letter of 16 July 2020 and the other information in relation to the Environmental Statement produced by the Applicant.

The responses have been published.

01 October 2020

The Secretary of State for Transport has set a new deadline for the decision for this application which is 13 November 2020.

The Secretary of State for Transport has asked for comments and further information in relation to the recent archaeological find within the World Heritage Site by 13 August 2020.

16 July 2020

A Statement has been laid in Parliament setting a new deadline of 17 July 2020 to enable further work to be carried out before the application is determined by the Secretary of State.

29 April 2020

IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

25 March 2020
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
02 January 2020

The examination closed at 23:59 on Wednesday 2nd October 2019.

03 October 2019

The submissions to Deadline 9 have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

26 September 2019

The submissions to Deadline 8a have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

23 September 2019

The submissions to Deadline 8 have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

09 September 2019
04 September 2019
03 September 2019

The submissions to Deadline 7 have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable

12 August 2019

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision to vary the Examination Timetable.

08 August 2019

The submissions to Deadline 6 have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

29 July 2019

The submissions to Deadline 5 have now been published.

The Examination Library has been updated.

23 July 2019

The submissions to Deadline 4a have now been published.

The Examination Library has been updated.

09 July 2019
05 July 2019

The agenda for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 has now been published.

01 July 2019

The submissions to Deadline 4 have now been published.

25 June 2019

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision to vary the Examination Timetable.

19 June 2019
03 June 2019
31 May 2019

The agendas for Issue Specific Hearing 1, 2 and 3 have now been published.

29 May 2019

The submissions to Deadline 2a have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

14 May 2019

The submissions to Deadline 2 have now been published. The Examination Library will be updated as soon as practicable.

A letter giving notice of Examination events in June, July and August 2019 has been issued to Interested Parties.

07 May 2019

Read the letter

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

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 April 2019
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
02 April 2019

The Planning Inspectorate has received the following information from Highways England in respect of two bespoke bus services it has decided to provide for Interested Parties to travel to and from the Preliminary Meeting on 2 April 2019. For further details please contact Highways England at [email protected].

Transport to the Preliminary Hearing on the 2 April 2019:

Amesbury  – Salisbury – Salisbury Racecourse*
08:50 – from Amesbury (Central car park (directly off ‘The Centre’ road). Salisbury Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7JE)
09:15 – Salisbury Bus Station
09:20 – Salisbury Train Station
09.40 – Arrive at Salisbury Racecourse

Winterbourne Stoke – Wilton – Salisbury Racecourse*
09:00 –  Winterbourne Stoke (Layby off the A303, next to Manor Barn (red telephone box). 1 High Street, SP3 4SZ
09:15 – Wilton, (Layby off the A36 (Salisbury Road), immediately after Wilton House Garden Centre, before the roundabout. Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0AQ
09.30 – Arrive at Salisbury Racecourse

*Return journeys will be provided at the lunch break and at the end of the meeting.

21 March 2019

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.

04 March 2019
Relevant representations published on the website
25 January 2019
Registration of interested parties closes
11 January 2019
Registration of interested parties begins
08 December 2018
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

16 November 2018
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
16 November 2018

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 19 October 2018.

The Applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as soon as practicable upon submission to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed in this application.

This provision is solely for the purpose of allowing more time to all those who wish to become familiar with the detail of what is being proposed ahead of the Relevant Representation stage, without lengthening the overall time required for the application process. There will be no opportunity at this stage to make comments on the application. However, if the application is accepted anyone interested in the application will be able to register and express their views during the Relevant Representation stage and the subsequent Examination.

26 October 2018
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
19 October 2018