West Midlands Interchange

What happens next

27/02/2020 - Deadline for Secretary of State to make decision

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 27 November 2019. 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 (20 items)

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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
27 November 2019
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Further Written Questions have been published.

19 June 2019
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Submissions for deadline 4 have been published.

17 June 2019
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Deadline 3 Submissions have now been published.

26 April 2019
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Submissions for Deadline 2 have been published.

10 April 2019
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

04 March 2019
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
27 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