What happens next?
The Government’s Planning Inspectorate are conducting an examination. The Examination is like a public enquiry and will take 6 months. Then there’s a three month ‘recommendation’ phase and it all leads up to the decision point – which could be another three months. Final decision by the Secretary of State could be end of 2019.
Find out more on our Timeline page. As you can see, it’s a convoluted process, but it means that we have time to do more awareness raising and more campaigning.
Our activities will be continuing to work at two levels – local awareness and national debate. At the national level we want to keep the debate going all the way to the decision.
The GREAT campaign group is pulling together various ideas and activities as we speak. Watch this space for more details, and get in touch if you want to help.