Relevant Representations now open with the Planning Inspectorate

You can now register as an interested party by submitting a Relevant Representation on the Application during the representation period between 30 April and 21 June 2024.

Representations giving notice of any interest in or objection to the Application must be made directly to the Planning Inspectorate through the Planning Inspectorate’s Registration and Relevant Representation Form. This is available to be completed via the Planning Inspectorate’s website for the Project using the web address below.

Alternatively, if you would like to request a paper copy of the Registration and Relevant Representation Form, please telephone the Planning Inspectorate on 0303 444 5000. Completed paper forms should be sent to The Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure Directorate, Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. The Planning Inspectorate reference for the Application (EN010115) should be quoted in any correspondence.

The Planning Inspectorate’s Advice Notice 8.2: How to register to participate in an Examination (December 2016), provides further guidance on how to register and make a relevant representation and can be accessed via the following link:

Relevant Representations must be received by the Planning Inspectorate by 11:59pm on Friday 21 June 2024. (Please allow enough time for delivery if submitting a representation by post.)

In submitting a representation, it should be noted that the personal data and correspondence relating to any representation will be made publicly available. If you do not wish personal data to be made publicly available, you should state why when submitting the representation. The Planning Inspectorate will publish the representations with your name removed, however, the representations may give them less weight during the Examination as a result. Please note that all representations submitted will be published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website and will be subject to their privacy policy, found online here:

Application form and accompanying documents

The Application form and the accompanying documents, plans and Environmental Statement (including Non-Technical Summary) can be viewed and downloaded free of charge on the Project’s page of the Planning Inspectorate’s website under the ‘Documents’ tab:

The documents will be available online throughout the pre-examination and examination process.

The Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement (document reference 6.1.5) and a Guide to the Application (document reference 1.3) will be available in the locations set out below until at least the end of the representation period (closing on 21 June 2024). The four libraries listed below also have public internet access, through which the Application documents can be accessed free of charge.

Opening Times

Tendring Visitor Information Centre

Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, CO15 1SE

Monday to Friday: 9am to 3pm

Suffolk County Council Offices

Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX

Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm

Clacton Library

Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1SF  

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9am to 5.30pm

Wednesday: 9am to 7pm

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Frinton Library

59 Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9DA

Tuesday and Friday: 9am to 5.30pm

Thursday: 9am to 7pm

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Greenstead Library

Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester, CO4 3QE

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9am to 5.30pm

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Manningtree Library

High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AD

Tuesday: 9am to 5.30pm

Wednesday: 9am to 1pm

Thursday: 1pm to 7pm

Friday: 9am to 1pm

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

The full suite of Application documents can be made available in printed format on request at a cost of up to £10,000. Requests for alternative formats (braille, other languages, etc) will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For all document requests, please contact Five Estuaries directly.