M1 Junction 10a Grade Separation – Luton

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for M1 Junction 10a Grade Separation - Luton was taken on 30 October 2013 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 (19 items)

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The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application. For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation:

Secretary of State Decision Letter
Development Consent Order as made by the Secretary of State
Examining Authority’s report to the Secretary of State
Planning Inspectorate notification of decision letter

30 October 2013
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
30 October 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision will be published on or before 13 November 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.

13 August 2013
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
13 August 2013
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The Examining Authority has issued a letter under section 99 of the Planning Act 2008 (as ammended) notifying Interested Parties of the completion of the examination. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.

13 May 2013
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Examination ends
13 May 2013
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Following the adjourned hearings which took place on Tuesday 30 April, please note the following:
– Friday 3 May (12:00) Final revised draft development consent order to be submitted
– Thursday 9 May (12:00) Comments on the final revised draft development consent order to be submitted
– Monday 13 May (12:00) Comments on any comments received to the final revised draft development consent order to be submitted

3 May 2013
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Please note the Accompanied Site Visit and hearings which took place during week commencing 15 April 2013 have been adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday 30 April 2013 (Committee Room 3, Luton Town Hall, George Street, Luton) and will run concurrently as follows;

(1) Needs, Costs and Benefits Hearing
(2) Draft Development Consent Order Hearing
(3) Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
(4) Accompanied Site Visit will commence at 16:30, a minibus will be arranged as before and the pick up point will be Luton Town Hall.

24 April 2013
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Site visit information: The meeting point for the accompanied site visit on 16 April 2013 will be at Luton Town Hall and will commence at 08:00hrs.

As before, a minibus will be provided.

15 April 2013
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

30 November 2012
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
15 November 2012
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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.

23 October 2012
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Relevant representations published on the website
25 September 2012
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Registration of interested parties closes
21 September 2012
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Registration of interested parties begins
1 August 2012
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The application has been accepted for examination

27 July 2012
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
27 July 2012
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
29 June 2012
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Following a request to provide a scoping opinion in July 2011, the IPC requested further information from the developer under Regulation 8(5) of the EIA Regulations in relation to the site boundary. The developer has provided a revised plan (Figure 1.1 Drawing Number P/D121475/EN/80001.1) and, in accordance with EIA Regulations 8 (6) and (11), a new 28 day period for consultation on the applicant’s scoping report and a new deadline for the provision of a scoping opinion will apply.

The developer has confirmed that the scoping report previously provided does not require revising and that the new plan supersedes the plan contained in the scoping report, which should be disregarded (Figure 1.1 Drawing Number P/D121475/EN/10000/1.1). The revised plan can be viewed by clicking on the ‘project documents’ link to the right.

9 August 2011