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Highways England submits highway improvement scheme

Highways England has submitted a highway improvement scheme to be assessed by The Planning Inspectorate.

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted for examination, an application by Highways England for proposed highway improvement to three existing roundabout junctions on the A38/A5111 Derby (Kingsway Junction). The application was submitted on 23 April 2019 and the decision to accept the application was made in accordance with section 55 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended).

The legislation allows 28 days from the day after the date of receipt of an application for the Planning Inspectorate to decide whether or not to accept it. It is now for Highways Agency A38 Derby Junction project team to publicise the fact that its application has been accepted to proceed to examination and invite people who are interested in the proposal to register with the Planning Inspectorate as an Interested Party by making a Relevant Representation.

Sarah Richards, Chief Executive of The Planning Inspectorate said: “We have considered very carefully the application submitted by Highways England and decided that it meets the required tests set out in the legislation to be accepted for examination.”

“Of course, this does not mean that consent has been given for the project to go ahead – acceptance of the application simply means that the Examining Authority can begin to make arrangements for the formal examination of the application.”

Interested Parties in an application can:

  • Say what they agree or disagree with in the application and why
  • Comment on what other people have said in their representations
  • Attend the preliminary meeting and say how they think the application should be examined
  • Request that an open floor hearing is held
  • Attend an open floor or issue-specific hearing
  • Request to speak at a hearing.

The decision and a copy of the application documents can be viewed at the A30 Derby Junctions project page on the Inspectorate’s National Infrastructure Planning website;

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