What happens next
- If the Secretary of State is of the view that an examination is not required, a statement setting out the Secretary of State’s reasons as to why this is not considered necessary, will be published on this website. There would then be the opportunity for further representations (for at least 28 days).
- If the decision not to hold an examination was confirmed, then the Secretary of State’s decision on the application would be made within 2 months of the notification of decision not to hold an examination.
- Alternatively, if the Secretary of State decides to hold an examination, an Examining Body will be appointed to examine the application (with a maximum of 4 months for the examination).
Timeline (8 items)
A letter confirming the Secretary of State’s decision for an examination of the application and appointment of the Examining Body (PDF, 165kb) has been published.
The Relevant Representations period has now closed. The Secretary of State will now consider the need for an examination of the application, which will be made in due course.
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