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LTC examination: timetable revealed

David Mairs
By David Mairs
3rd July 2023

Planning Inspectorate publishes ‘Rule 8 letter’

We now have a complete timetable for the examination of the National Highways application for a Development Consent Order for the Lower Thames Crossing.

The Planning Inspectorate published “the Rule 8 letter” on Tuesday last week (June 27); it includes:

  • The examination timetable
  • Further procedural decisions made by the Examining Authority
  • Information about hearings and site inspections
  • Information about the availability of examination documents
  • Guidance on making a submission

The examination began on Tuesday, June 20, and with the procedural hearings having been completed the examination moves to the initial hearings.

CPRE Kent will be giving a virtual presentation to an open-floor hearing on Wednesday (July 5) at the Dartford Bridge Hilton, where we will clarify the issues we have with the project.

The deadline for written representations is Tuesday, July 18.

  • For more on the Lower Thames Crossing scheme, click here


The proposed southern approach to the crossing