The Planning Inspectorate provides an update on the Early Adopters Programme which involves seven projects trialling potential components of a future enhanced pre-application service for National Infrastructure.
Parties who are required by their existing appeal/other casework timetable to submit documentation during the Christmas and New Year period, (w/c 18th & 25th December 2023) should make every effort to comply with stated deadlines.
If information is due to be submitted on a Bank Holiday then please ensure it is submitted prior to that date. Where this is not possible, you should contact your designated Case Officer beforehand to discuss, any requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis. It should be noted that if a later submission date is required, it would be unreasonable to extend any deadline later than 8th January 2024.
Enforcement appeals only: Please note, we don’t have the powers to extend the time for making an enforcement appeal, so any new submissions should be made before the effective date on the enforcement notice. Any appeals received after the effective date will be turned away. We will extend all facts, grounds and fee requests to take into account the Christmas holiday period. This only applies to appeals in England.
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