A46 Newark Bypass plans accepted for examination

The Planning Inspectorate confirmed it has accepted National Highways’ application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for detailed examination. Following months of work finalising plans for the improvements to the A46 Newark Bypass we submitted our DCO to the Planning Inspectorate on 26 April 2024.

The DCO is a collection of assessments, data, plans and proposals, which outline how NH plan to deliver the A46 Newark Bypass scheme, between Farndon and Winthorpe roundabouts.

The application also includes National Highways’ consultation report, which includes the comments and questions received to the statutory and targeted consultations, along with the organisation’s responses.

The application documents are available on the Planning Inspectorate website.

The planning process takes around 12 months including six months of examination, some taking place at public hearings.

Watch this short video from the Planning Inspectorate, explaining the six stages of the development consent process.

Anyone, including businesses, or individuals, can register as an ‘Interested Party’. By doing this, you will be able to submit a written representation or attend a public hearing to present your views on the project.

During this stage, the Planning Inspectorate will also:

  • Appoint a panel of inspectors to serve as the Examining Authority
  • Hold a first meeting, called the ‘Preliminary Hearing’ to discuss procedural issues and the timetable for examination

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