About Application

An application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in May. The application was accepted for Examination in June 2018 and the Examination is expected to commence in early October 2018.

PINS will examine the application before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Transport who will make the final decision. More details about the process are available via the PINS website.

The application consists of a comprehensive range of final plans and documents, including a final Environmental Statement (EIA), a consultation report, and numerous supporting reports and evidence.

The process is now to be led by PINS. The final application documents have been posted on this website.

A decision on the proposals won’t be taken until 2019 after PINS has examined the application, and once their recommendation has been considered by the Secretary of State.