West Midlands Interchange

What happens next

The Preliminary Meeting will be held on Wednesday 27 February 2019. 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 (10 items)

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Due to unexpected problems with a technology upgrade some emails to project mail addresses have not been delivered between Friday 8 February 2019 and Tuesday 12 February 2019 (14:00). These problems have now been resolved. Where an email was not delivered the sender may have received an ‘undeliverable’ notification. If you have sent an email to the project mailbox within the times outlined above then please resubmit your email as soon as possible. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.

12 February 2019
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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.

23 January 2019
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Relevant representations published on the website
01 November 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
29 October 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
19 September 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

24 August 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
24 August 2018
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The Application Documents have now been published.

14 August 2018
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This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 3 August 2018.

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 subsequent examination.

03 August 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
03 August 2018