Ipswich Rail Chord

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Ipswich Rail Chord was taken on 5 September 2012 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 (15 items)

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
5 September 2012
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
12 June 2012
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View the notification from the Examining authority regarding the close of examination.

22 March 2012
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Examination ends
22 March 2012
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

28 December 2011
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes appointment of Examining Authority, draft timetable of examination and statement of principal issues.

28 December 2011
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The application has been accepted for examination

28 December 2011
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
9 November 2011
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Relevant representations published on the website
11 October 2011
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Registration of interested parties closes
1 September 2011
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Registration of interested parties begins
28 July 2011
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
21 July 2011
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
29 June 2011
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Application expected from applicant
27 June 2011