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 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 (21 items)

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As advised in our Privacy Notice, five years after the Secretary of State’s decision is issued, all remaining published documents associated with an application are removed from the National Infrastructure Planning website, with the exception of the following which are retained in line with our document retention policy:

• The Secretary of State’s decision notice and statement of reasons;
• If made, the Development Consent Order;
• The Examining Authority’s Recommendation Report and associated appendices;
• Any documents relating to material/non-material change applications;
• Any correction notices; and
• All section 51 advice issued in respect of an application.

As such, the purpose of this banner is to highlight that we will shortly remove all documents, except those listed above.

22 May 2020
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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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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 Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment 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