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11 April 2024

The Examining Authority's notification of Open Floor Hearing 2, Issue Specific Hearing 2, Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 and the Accompanied Site Inspection being held in the weeks commencing 13 May 2024 and 21 May 2024 has been issued.

View the notification letter

The Examination Library (PDF, 771KB) has been updated.

3 April 2024

The Examining Authority's Written Questions (WQs) (PDF, 649 KB) have been published. The Deadline for responses is Thursday 25 April 2024 (Deadline 3).

The Examination Library (PDF, 628KB) has been updated.

25 March 2024

The Deadline 2 (D2) submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 613 KB) has been updated.

6 March 2024

The Deadline 1 (D1) submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 584KB) has been updated.

19 February 2024

It has come to our attention that there is a discrepancy between the deadline set in the Examination Timetable and The Examining Authority’s Written Questions arising out of Issue Specific Hearing 1 for responses. For the avoidance of doubt, the deadline is Deadline 2, Wednesday 20 March 2024 and the Questions have been corrected accordingly. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

8 February 2024

Please note that the following date reserved for a hearing in the Examination Timetable is no longer required and the event has now been cancelled:

Friday 9 February 2024 – Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) Continued

7 February 2024

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) (PDF, 280 KB) has been published.

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) Continued scheduled for Thursday 8 February 2024.

An email shall be sent on Thursday 8 February to those parties that have registered to participate in Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) continued scheduled for Friday 9 February 2024, if required.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/rampion-2

Please note that the event will start streaming when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.


6 February 2024

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) scheduled for Wednesday 7 February 2024.

An email shall be sent on Wednesday 7 February to those parties that have registered to participate in Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) scheduled for Thursday 8 February 2024.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/rampion-2

Please note that the event will start streaming when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

5 February 2024

Instructions have been sent to those who have registered to participate in the Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor hearing scheduled for Tuesday 6 February 2024.

An email shall be sent on Tuesday 6 February to those parties that have registered to participate in Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) scheduled for Wednesday 7 February 2024.

Anyone who wishes to observe the events in real time should use the following link: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/rampion-2

Please note that the event will start streaming when opened by the Examining Authority. If the Livestream does not initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage.

29 January 2024

The Agenda for the Preliminary Meeting and Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) (PDF,194 KB) is now available.

The Examination Library (PDF,415 KB) has been updated.

22 January 2024

The Pre-Exam Procedural Deadline Submissions have been published

The Examination Library (PDF 413KB) has been updated

We have been advised that there will be a charge for parties to park at the venue for the Preliminary Meeting/Hearings being held in the week commencing 5 February 2024. Parties should be aware of this in advance. We understand that there is other parking, and public transport facilities, nearby.

14 December 2023

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) (PDF 596KB) has been sent.

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

4 December 2023

The relevant representations have been published on the website.

20 October 2023

The Applicant has informed the Planning Inspectorate that some persons with a legal interest in the land affected by the Proposed Development were not notified of the accepted application and were therefore not made aware of the period within which they could make a Relevant Representation.



The Applicant has now notified the omitted persons who have been allowed further time to make Relevant Representations. Anyone who has received the Applicant’s notification dated 18 October 2023 and wants to make a Relevant Representation should please contact us at Rampion2@planninginspectorate.gov.uk or telephone 0303 444 5000.

18 October 2023

The Examining Authority requested the submission of initial PADS alongside Relevant Representations by the deadline of 4 November 2023. However, as that deadline has recently been extended, for the avoidance of doubt the PADS initial submission deadline has also been extended, to 6 November 2023.

10 October 2023

20 September 2023

You can now register as an Interested Party here.

If you are unable to complete a registration form online and would like to register your interest, please call the helpline on: 0303 444 5000 to request a paper form.

For further advice please see Advice Note 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination.

You can check our step by step guide to find out more about having your say about a national infrastructure project.

The Examining Authorities Rule 9 letter (PDF, 204KB) notifying of Procedural Decisions has been published.

The Applicants Letter to The Planning Inspectorate Regarding Advice Given (PDF, 144KB) has been published.

The Applicants Response to The Planning Inspectorates S51 Advice and S55 Checklist (PDF, 467KB) has been published.

The Additional Submission - 5.8 Design and Access Statement (PDF, 8MB) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 311KB) has been updated

20 September 2023

Registration of interested parties begins

7 September 2023

The application has been accepted for examination

11 August 2023

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on 10 August 2023.

The application documents will be made available on the project page of this website if the application is accepted for examination.

It is for the Applicant to decide whether or not application documents can be published upon submission (see government’s Planning Act 2008: guidance on the Pre-application process).

10 August 2023

Application received by the Planning Inspectorate