A428 Black Cat To Caxton Gibbet Improvements: Update

Highways England’s A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvement scheme will enter the examination stage for its Development Consent Order (DCO) application on Wednesday 18 August 2021.  This will last for six months. The draft examination timetable has now been published by the Planning Inspectorate, which lists key dates and deadlines through the examination period.  


During the examination, the Planning Inspectorate will consider important and relevant matters relating to the Scheme. They will pose written questions to Highways England and hold hearings to discuss important topics in more detail.  You can follow the scheme throughout the examination period. All documents and submissions will be available to read on the Planning Inspectorate website.


In order to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic hearings will take place online. The hearings will be available via a livestream link which will be made available on the Planning Inspectorate website shortly before the hearings open. The links will be shared on the A428 Facebook and Twitter channels. The hearings will be available to download from the Planning Inspectorate website later, if you aren’t able to view them live.  


Visit the  DCO page to see a summary of the examination process.  


Further details of the examination process and timetable can be found in the Rule 6 letter on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.  


You can also find out more about the scheme by watching Highways England’s new project video on the A428 website