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What happens next

Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting will be held on Tuesday 02 November 2021. Part 2 of the Preliminary Meeting will be held on Tuesday 16 November 2021 (if required). Invitations to this meeting have been sent to Interested Parties.

The Preliminary Meeting is held in public and concerns procedural matters only. It is not essential to attend the Preliminary Meeting. Whether or not an Interested Party chooses to attend the Preliminary Meeting, they will still be sent details of how to further take part in the Examination.

The Procedural Decision, setting the timetable for the Examination including deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations and for comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties, will be made after the Preliminary Meeting and will be published on this project page. It will also be available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

If you are an Interested Party, either because you are one of the specific bodies cited in s102 of the Planning Act 2008 or have submitted a Relevant Representation, you will receive notifications about the Examination and a copy of the Secretary of State’s decision on the application once that is made.

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 (11 items)

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from various parties.

The Rule 6 letter (PDF, 351 KB) notifying of the Preliminary Meeting (PM) has been issued. This includes details of the PM, the draft Examination Timetable and other related matters.

06 October 2021

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.

30 September 2021

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions from:

10 September 2021
Relevant representations published on the website
10 September 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
02 September 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
22 July 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

29 June 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
29 June 2021

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

The application documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

01 June 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
01 June 2021