This means that the Planning Inspectorate have decided the application meets the required legal standards and may proceed to the next stage of the planning process.
Acceptance of the application marks the completion of the second stage (acceptance) and the beginning of the pre-examination stage, during which anyone with an interest in the project will have an opportunity to register as an Interested Party by making a Relevant Representation. The period to register as an Interested Party by making a relevant representation closes at 23:59 on 18 July 2023. Representations can be submitted online through the Bramford to Twinstead Reinforcement page of the Planning Inspectorate’s website for the duration of the registration period.
Following this, the Planning Inspectorate will hold a Preliminary Meeting, followed by a detailed examination of the application. This examination will be conducted by an Examining Inspector (or panel of Inspectors) appointed by the Planning Inspectorate.
More information on the development consent process can be found on the Planning Inspectorate’s website. You can also register for email updates on the Bramford to Twinstead Reinforcement directly from the Planning Inspectorate.