Examination Timetable published by the Planning Inspectorate


10 Aug 2021

Examination Timetable published by the Planning Inspectorate

The A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet scheme entered the examination stage for its Development Consent Order (DCO) application on Wednesday 18 August 2021, following the close of a procedural meeting known as the Preliminary Meeting.

The draft examination timetable has now been published by the Planning Inspectorate, which lists key dates and deadlines through the examination period. The Planning Inspectorate has appointed members of the panel who will examine the application, known as the Examining Authority.

You can find out more about the scheme by watching our new project video on our A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet home page.

From Wednesday 18 August 2021 members of the Examining Authority have up to six months to examine our application. During this time, they will consider important and relevant matters relating to our Scheme. They will pose written questions to Highways England and hold hearings to discuss important topics in more detail.

You can follow the scheme throughout the examination period. All documents and submissions will be available to read on the Planning Inspectorate website.

In order to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic hearings will take place online. Anyone who would like to view the hearings via a live stream is able to so. A link to watch the livestream will be made available on the Planning Inspectorate website shortly before the hearings open. These will be shared on the A428 Facebook and Twitter channels. The hearings will be available to download from the Planning Inspectorate website later, if you aren’t able to view them live.

Site visits will take place which allow the members of the Examining Authority to visit locations to gain a better understanding of our proposals and familiarise themselves with the area around the Scheme. Accompanied site visits provide an opportunity for attendees to draw the Examining Authority’s attention to particular features of the site.

Further details of the examination process and timetable can be found in the Rule 6 letter on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.