Reinforcement to North Shropshire Electricity Distribution Network
Query around slight amendments made in response to feedback to the proposals presented during the statutory consultation. I was advised (in a meeting with the Inspectorate on 12 January 2018) that whilst para 75 in the DCLG Guidance March 2015 on Pre-Application Consultation refers to ‘informing’ affected parties, general practice was to apply para 76 and carry out targeted consultation. If this approach is taken, can you advise me of any key parameters to follow i.e. to consult relevant individuals and organisations in writing with 21 days to reply.
We are not aware of any set timescale for further, targeted consultation however we would advise that to ensure meaningful opportunity for people to engage (who maybe have not engaged previously), it may be wise to provide at least 28 days to receive responses.