A160 – A180 Port of Immingham Improvement

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for A160 - A180 Port of Immingham Improvement was taken on 04 February 2015 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 statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at enquiries@infrastructure.gsi.gov.uk or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (24 items)

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On 21 April 2015 the Secretary of State for Transport issued a Correction Order and Correction Notice to make corrections to A160-A180 (Port of Immingham Improvement) Development Consent Order 2015, as published on 4 February 2015.

23 April 2015
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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documents:

Secretary of State’s Decision letter
Development Consent Order
Examining Authority’s report
Notice of the decision
Correspondence received

04 February 2015
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
04 February 2015
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The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 6 November 2014. The Secretary of State has 3 months in which to issue a decision. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published on this page of the website.

07 November 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
06 November 2014
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The examination has now closed. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.

04 September 2014
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Examination ends

04 September 2014
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The ExA issued a Rule 17 and Rule 8(3) letter requesting further information and amending the examination timetable on 15 August 2014.

26 August 2014
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The ExA issued a Rule 17 Letter requesting further information from the applicant on 5 August 2014.

The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) has been published. Please send any comments to the Planning Inspectorate by deadline 5, 12 August 2014.

25 July 2014
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On 15 July 2014 the accompanied site inspection took place followed by an open floor hearing. An issue specific hearing in relation to the draft Development Consent Order (DCO) was held on 16 July 2014 followed by an issue specific hearing on compulsory acquisition on 17 July 2014. The audio recordings of these hearings have now been published.

The next deadline for this project is deadline 4 on 31 July 2014. This is the deadline for receipt of:
– Applicant’s final preferred draft DCO
– Updated SoCGs
– Any information requested at hearings
– Written summaries of oral cases put at hearings
– Any further information requested by the ExA

21 July 2014
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An agenda for the Accompanied Site Visit and Hearings is now available.

Please note; this includes further information on the applicant’s consultation in relation to the ExA’s Rule 17 letters of 30 June & 4 July 2014. This is following a request by the applicant for the inclusion of further documentation to support its consultation.

Please note that the postcode of The Ashbourne Hotel, Vicarage Lane, North Killingholme is DN40 3JL. This was incorrect on the notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection correspondence where it stated DN30 3JL.

08 July 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 Letter to all interested parties.

This has been issued due to this letter received from the applicant in response to the Examining Authority’s Rule 17 Letter of 30 June 2014.

Please note that the postcode of The Ashbourne Hotel, Vicarage Lane, North Killingholme is DN40 3JL. This was incorrect on the notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection correspondence where it stated DN30 3JL.

04 July 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a Rule 17 Letter to all interested parties.

Please note that the postcode of The Ashbourne Hotel, Vicarage Lane, North Killingholme is DN40 3JL. This was incorrect on the notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection correspondence where it stated DN30 3JL.

30 June 2014
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The notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection has been sent to all interested parties.

Please note that there will not be a hearing taking place on Friday 18 July 2014.

Please note that the postcode of The Ashbourne Hotel, Vicarage Lane, North Killingholme is DN40 3JL. This was incorrect on the notification of hearings and the accompanied site inspection correspondence where it stated DN30 3JL.

04 June 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

01 May 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
24 April 2014
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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.

21 March 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
12 March 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
07 March 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
30 January 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

27 January 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
27 January 2014
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  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
08 January 2014