What happens next
21/05/2020 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision
The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 21 February 2020. The Secretary of State has three months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and Recommendation Report will be published on this project page once a decision has been made.
Timeline (41 items)
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The Examining Authority’s letter announcing the close of the Examination has been published.
The Deadline 10 Submissions have been published.
The Examination closed at 23:59 on Thursday 21st November 2019.
The Deadline 9 Submissions have been published.
The letter informing about the ExA’s decision regarding the Applicant’s proposed changes to the original Development Consent Order (DCO) application, amending the Examination Timetable and requesting further information has been published.
The Deadline 8 Submissions have been published.
The ExA letter postponing the decision on Applicant’s proposed change to the DCO has been published.
The Deadline 7 Submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority’s Rule8(3) letter amending the Examination Timetable has been published.
The Deadline 6 Submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority covered all the Environmental Matters listed in the agenda during Issue Specific Hearing 6 on 2 October and have decided to cancel Issue Specific Hearing 7 on 3 October as it is no longer necessary.
The Examining Authority’s written questions and requests for information (ExQ3) have been published.
The Deadline 5 Submissions have been published.
The Examining Authority has issued a Notification of a change to the Examination Timetable, Notice of procedural decision, notification of hearings and request for further information.
The Deadline 4 Submissions have been published.
The Deadline 3A Submissions have been published.
The Applicant has made a request to make non-material changes to the Application.
The following Agendas have been published:
The Examining Authority’s written questions and requests for information (ExQ2) have now been published.
The Deadline 3 Submissions have been published.
The Audio recordings for Issue Specific Hearing 2 and 3 have now been published.
The Deadline 2 Submissions have been published.
The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Visit on 3 and 4 July has been published.
The agendas for Issue Specific Hearings 2 and 3 to be held in July 2019 have also been published
The agendas for Issue Specific Hearings 2 and 3 to be held in July 2019 have now been published.
The Deadline 1 Submissions have been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
The Rule 8 letter, which will set out the confirmed timetable, will be issued on or before Friday 31 May. The next deadline is deadline 1 on the 3 June.
Items for this deadline include:
- Whether you would like us to hold a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing or Open Floor Hearing at the dates indicated in the timetable.
- If you have any suggested locations for the Accompanied Site Inspection.
- You can provide a ‘Written Representation’ – this is an email, letter or other document which sets out your views on the Application.
- You may also wish to comment on Relevant Representations which were submitted to us earlier this year eg you might be interested to read the opinion of a person or organisation and make comments on their opinion.
Please send correspondence for Deadline 1 in writing to [email protected].
A draft ASI itinerary, which was received shortly before the Preliminary Meeting, has been published. During the meeting and at the later Open Floor Hearing we agreed to a second day to ensure a range of stops for the ASI could be accommodated and to some additional stops.
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The agendas for the Open Floor Hearing and Issue Specific Hearing (ISH) are now available. Please also see the schedule of questions which are intended to be asked at the ISH.
The agenda for the Preliminary Meeting is available in the Rule 6 letter.
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.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 2 January 2019.
The applicant has agreed that all application documents can be published as
soon as practicable to help everyone become familiar with the detail of what
is being proposed in this application. The Planning Inspectorate will therefore
make the application documents available as soon as practicable.
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 period 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