Willington C Gas Pipeline

What happens next

A decision on the application for a development consent order for Willington C Gas Pipeline was taken on 17 December 2014 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 (31 items)

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Decision made by the Secretary of State
17 December 2014
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The Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 2 October 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 once a decision has been made.

2 October 2014
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
2 October 2014
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The examination closed on 2 July 2014 at 12 noon. There will now be a period of 3 months for the Examining Authority to consider and make a recommendation to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State will have 3 months in which to make their decision.

The Section 99 letter has now been published.

3 July 2014
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Examination ends
2 July 2014
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23 June 2014
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Documents for Deadline 8 have now been published.

17 June 2014
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The Examining Authority’s draft Development Consent Order has been issued.

4 June 2014
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29 May 2014
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A hearing agenda schedule for the issue specific hearing on 22 May 2014 is now available.

The original hearing agenda is also still available.

Also, the Submissions for Deadline 5 are now available.

14 May 2014
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The Examining authority’s second written questions have been issued. Interested parties are invited to submit any responses by 12 May 2014.

Please note that the hearings scheduled for the 30 April 2014 and 1 May 2014 have been cancelled and the timetable amended accordingly. Further details can be found in the letter issued by the Examining Authority.

23 April 2014
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Submissions for Deadline 4 have now been published.

17 April 2014
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The Itinerary and Route Map for the Accompanied Site Visit to be held on Tuesday 29 April 2014 are now available.

9 April 2014
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The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing on 9 April 2014 are now available.

26 March 2014
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17 March 2014
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Submissions for deadline 3 have now been published.

6 March 2014
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The agendas for the issue specific hearing being held on the 11 March and the Compulsory Acquisition hearings being held on 12 March are now available.

25 February 2014
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Submissions for deadline 1 (due for 12 February) have been published.

Submissions for deadline 2 (due for 19 February) have been published.

All deadlines are set out on the examination timetable page.

Notification for hearings has been published.

14 February 2014
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The examination timetable (rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

See also:
Examining Authority’s first questions
Note of the preliminary meeting

20 January 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

20 January 2014
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Audio from the Preliminary Meeting held on Friday 10 January 2014 is now available.

13 January 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 January 2014
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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 November 2013
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Relevant representations published on the website
17 October 2013
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Registration of interested parties closes
11 October 2013
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Registration of interested parties begins
4 September 2013
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The application has been accepted for examination

22 August 2013
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
22 August 2013
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
30 July 2013