Brechfa Forest Connection
Query regarding the timing of Crown consent.
The DCLG Guidance on procedures for the compulsory acquisition of land provides advice on the timing of Crown consent in regard to s135(1) and (2) at Annex B on the following link: attachment 1
The advice is for consent to be obtained prior to the application being submitted. If this is not possible, it is advised that an ?in principle? decision should be provided at this stage, including an indication of any outstanding issues for the applicant to address prior to submission. The final decision on Crown consent should, at the latest, be provided prior to the close of the examination. However if the Secretary of State decides to make changes to a DCO, the Crown authority will be consulted and invited to give final consent.