Redditch Branch Enhancement Scheme

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Redditch Branch Enhancement Scheme was taken on 31 October 2013 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (31 items)

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31 October 2013
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
31 October 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision will be published on or before 2 November 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

02 August 2013
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
02 August 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter under section 99 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended) notifying Interested Parties of the completion of the examination. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.

30 May 2013
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Examination ends

30 May 2013
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The following comments have been received regarding the draft development consent order.
Dr ul-Haq
Bromsgrove District Council
Alvechurch Parish Council
Barnt Green Parish Council

24 May 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued letters to the Canal and River Trust, National Grid and Network Rail setting out deadlines for the written process of section 127

08 May 2013
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The Examining Authority have issued a letter to interested parties requesting further information from Network Rail and setting out amendments to the examination timetable.

22 April 2013
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Hearing cancellation notice – please be aware that the hearing proposed in connection with s127 certificate applications, due to take place on 16 April 2013 at 2.30pm, has been cancelled

15 April 2013
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A submission from Network Rail has been published in response to the Rule 17 information request prior to the issue specific hearing on 17th April.

15 April 2013
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Notification of agendas for hearings on 16, 17 and 18 April 2013

12 April 2013
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

11 January 2013
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
07 January 2013
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

06 December 2012
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Relevant representations published on the website
03 December 2012
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The relevant representation period for this project has now closed. If you have been formally notified of an extended period within which to make a relevant representation please email [email protected] for a form. Relevant representations received will be published shortly after 30 November 2012.

19 November 2012
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Registration of interested parties closes
15 November 2012
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Registration of interested parties begins
09 October 2012
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The application has been accepted for examination

01 October 2012
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
01 October 2012
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Network Rail re-submitted the Application to the Planning Inspectorate on 4 September 2012 and has until 2 October 2012 to decide whether to accept the application for examination.

04 September 2012
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
04 September 2012
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The application for Redditch Branch Enhancement was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate on 24 August 2012. This application, as a result of printing issues has subsequently been withdrawn for resubmission as soon as can be practicable. Please see the letter from Bond Pearce on behalf of Network Rail.

30 August 2012