What happens next
A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for M20 Junction 10A was taken on 01 December 2017 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 (30 items)
The Secretary of State for Transport has granted development consent for this application. Please refer to the following decision documentation:
Secretary of State for Transport’s decision letter and statement of reasons
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State for Transport
Examining Authority’s report and recommendations to the Secretary of State for Transport
Post-Examination correspondence received by the Planning Inspectorate
Post-Recommendation correspondence received by the Secretary of State for Transport
Responses to the Department for Transport’s second consultation of 25 October 2017 have now been published.
A second consultation letter on behalf of the Department for Transport to Kent County Council, the Applicant (Highways England) and Ashford Borough Council has been published.
Responses to the Department for Transport’s consultation of 28 September 2017 have now been published.
A consultation letter on behalf of the Department for Transport to the Applicant (Highways England), Friends Life Ltd and Southern Gas Networks has been published.
Documents for Deadline 8 have been published.
Agendas for Hearings 17-18 May 2017 have been published.
Documents for Deadline 7 have been published.
The Notification of Hearings in May 2017 has been published.
Documents for Deadline 6 have been published.
The Examining Authority’s second written questions have been published.
Documents for Deadline 5 have been published.
Agendas for Hearings 22-24 February 2017 have been published.
A Supplemental Agenda for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 23 February 2017 has also been published.
Documents for Deadline 4 have been published.
The Notification of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection and the Itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection have now been published.
Documents for Deadline 3 have been published.
The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties
Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting
- Preliminary Meeting takes place
- Examination begins
The Applicant has responded to the Planning Inspectorate’s post-Acceptance s51 advice, and to the Examining Authority’s procedural decision dated 21 September 2016. The responding documentation has been published and is available to view under the ‘Documents’ tab. Interested Parties are invited to provide comments on the Applicant’s response to Deadline 3 in the draft examination timetable. For clarification, please see Annex C and Annex F to the Rule 6 letter.
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.
The application has been accepted for examination
This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 19 July 2016. 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.
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.