Department for Transport
M25 junction 10 / A3 Wisley Interchange and M54 to M6 link road decision extensions: planning update
Revised deadlines for the development consent order applications for the M25 junction 10 / A3 Wisley Interchange and M54 to M6 link road.
I have been asked by my Right Honourable Friend, the Secretary of State for Transport to make this written ministerial statement. This statement confirms that it has been necessary to extend the deadlines for decisions on the following 2 applications made under the Planning Act as indicated below to allow for further consideration of environmental matters:
- M25 Junction 10/A3 Wisley Interchange: for the proposed development by National Highways, which would authorise a number of improvements to the junction between the M25 and the A3. The Secretary of State received the examining authority’s report on 12 October 2020 and the current deadline for a decision was 12 November, having been extended from 12 January 2021 to 12 May 2021 and then to 12 November 2021. The deadline is now extended to 12 May 2022.
- M54 to M6 link road: for the proposed development by National Highways, which would authorise a link road between junction 1 of the M54, junction 11 of the M6 and the A460 to Cannock. The Secretary of State received the examining authority’s report on 21 July 2020 and the current deadline for a decision was 21 October 2021. The deadline is now extended to 21 April 2022.
Under section 107(1) of the Planning Act 2008, the Secretary of State must make his decision within 3 months of receipt of the examining authority’s report unless exercising the power under section 107(3) to extend the deadline and make a statement to the House of Parliament announcing the new deadline.
The Department for Transport will also endeavour to issue decisions ahead of the deadlines above wherever possible.
The decision to set new deadlines is without prejudice to the decisions on whether to give development consent for the above applications.
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