Sheringham and Dudgeon Extension Projects

What happens next

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 17 October 2023. The Secretary of State has set a new deadline for the decision for this application which is 17 April 2024.

Timeline (61 items)

The Secretary of State has today invited Interested Parties to comment on the information provided in response to her information request of 22 November 2023 (PDF, 155KB).

The deadline for response is 23:59 on 20 February 2024.

23 January 2024

The Secretary of State has decided to re-set the statutory deadline for this application to 17 April 2024. A statement confirming the new deadline for the decision has been made to the House of Commons and House of Lords, in accordance with section 107(7) of the Planning Act 2008.

09 January 2024

The Secretary of State has today issued a letter to the Applicant and other specific parties (PDF, 176KB) requesting information.

The deadline for response is 23:59 on 20 December 2023.

22 November 2023
Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
17 October 2023

The Examination closed Monday 17 July 23:59pm

The Examining Authority’s Notice of Completion of the Examination (PDF, 132KB) has been published.

The Deadline 8 submissions have been published.

20 July 2023

The Examination closed on 17 July 2023 at 23:59.

The Examining Authority’s Notice of Completion of the Examination (PDF, 132KB) has been published.

The Deadline 8 submissions will be published shortly.

18 July 2023

The Examination closed on 17 July 2023 at 23:59.

18 July 2023

Please note that due to an internal error notification was issued that the Examination for the Sheringham and Dudgeon Extension Project closed at 16:29pm. We apologise for the error.

The Examination will close today at 23:59.

17 July 2023

The Examination Library has been updated.

The Examination will close today at 23:59.

17 July 2023

The Rule 17 request for information published 12 July (PDF, 244 KB) has been re-published following a minor correction.

The Deadline 7 documents have been published.

13 July 2023

The Examining Authority has issued a Request for Further Information (PDF, 244 KB)

The Deadline 7 documents have been published.

13 July 2023

The Examining Authority has issued a Request for Further Information (PDF, 244 KB).

The Deadline 7 documents will be published shortly, we apologise for the delay.

12 July 2023

The Examining Authority’s Fourth Written Questions (PDF, 471 KB) have been published

29 June 2023

The Recordings and Transcripts for the Issue Specific Hearing 7 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 have been published

A Note of the Examining Authority’s Unaccompanied Site Inspection Tuesday 20 June 2023 (PDF, 149KB) has been published.

Perenco’s Deadline 6 submission: Indicative Economic Assessment (PDF, 102KB) has been published. The delay was due to an error, which has now been rectified.

The Examination Library has (PDF, 933 KB) been updated.

27 June 2023

The Deadline 6 documents have been published. The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

The Examining Authority has accepted National Trust’s Position Statement In lieu of Attendance at the ISH7 as an Additional Submission

The Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) is taking place at 10am on Thursday 22 June 2023. If you wish to observe the hearings, please access the livestream link: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep/

22 June 2023

The Examining Authority (ExA) has decided to cancel the Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3), notification of which was issued in the Rule 13 letter of 23 May 2023 [PD-016]. The OFH3 had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 18:00, if the ExA considered it to be required. OFH3 has been cancelled because the ExA did not receive any requests for an Open Floor Hearing from additional Affected Persons (AP) and additional Interested Parties (IP), arising from the Applicant’s change request [AS-045 to AS-065].

The Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) on Shipping and Navigation and any other relevant offshore and onshore issues, will take place on Wednesday 21 June at 10:00 am. The Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) will take place on Thursday 22 June 2023 10:00 am. Joining Instructions have been issued to all registered attendees.

If you wish to observe the hearings, please access the livestream link: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep/

Please contact the Case Team at [email protected] or on 0303 444 5000 for any assistance.

21 June 2023

The Report on the Implications to European Sites (RIES) has been published.

The Examining Authority has accepted North Norfolk District Council’s Position Statement In lieu of Attendance at the ISH7 as an Additional Submission

The Deadline 5 documents have been published.

Please note that following receipt of the Deadline 5 submissions, the Agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing 7 on Wednesday 21 June 2023 (PDF, 189KB) has been amended and re-published.

The Agenda for the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) on Thursday 22 June 2023 (PDF, 160KB) has been published.

As per the ExA’s procedural decisions in the letters dated 23 May [PD-016] (PDF, 151KB) and 30 May 2023 [PD-019] (PDF, 212KB), the ExA has requested notifications from additional Affected Persons (AP) and additional Interested Parties (IP), arising from the Applicant’s change request [AS-045 to AS-065] (PDF, 811KB) , if they wish to be heard at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH3). While the Rule 13 notification issued on 23 May 2023 [PD-016] (PDF, 151KB) provisionally sets the date and time for a further Open Floor Hearing (OFH3) (if required) on 21 June 2023, this will only be held if the ExA receives requests from additional APs and additional IPs. As the deadline for receiving requests from additional APs and IPs for the OFH3 is Deadline 6, Tuesday 20 June 2023, the ExA will confirm or cancel the OFH3 on 21 June 2023 as early as possible. Notification will be published here on Wednesday 21 June 2023, alongside an agenda if required.

16 June 2023

Agendas for the Issue Specific Hearing 7 on Wednesday 21 June 2023 (PDF, 189KB) and Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) on Thursday 22 June 2023 (PDF, 160KB) have been published.

As per the ExA’s procedural decisions in the letters dated 23 May [PD-016] (PDF, 151KB) and 30 May 2023 [PD-019] (PDF, 212KB), the ExA has requested notifications from additional Affected Persons (AP) and additional Interested Parties (IP), arising from the Applicant’s change request [AS-045 to AS-065] (PDF, 811KB) , if they wish to be heard at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH3). While the Rule 13 notification issued on 23 May 2023 [PD-016] (PDF, 151KB) provisionally sets the date and time for a further Open Floor Hearing (OFH3) (if required) on 21 June 2023, this will only be held if the ExA receives requests from additional APs and additional IPs. As the deadline for receiving requests from additional APs and IPs for the OFH3 is Deadline 6, Tuesday 20 June 2023, the ExA will confirm or cancel the OFH3 on 21 June 2023 as early as possible. Notification will be published here on Wednesday 21 June 2023, alongside an agenda if required.

14 June 2023

The Examining Authority’s Third Written Questions (PDF, 455KB) and Proposed Changes to the DCO (PDF, 231KB) have been published.

The Rule 13 Notice of Hearings 21 and 22 June 2023 (PDF, 151KB) has been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023.

The Applicant published newspaper notices on 20 April 2023, inviting relevant representations to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the proposed changes to the Application. Please note that the deadline for the receipt of these representations is 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023 and not midday on Friday 26 May as stated in the newspaper notices.

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s proposed provision only. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

Please note that the Procedural Decision issued on 17 April 2023 relating to the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April 2023 (PDF, 176KB) has been edited to amend the date of receipt by the Examining Authority of the Certificates of Compliance’.

26 May 2023

The Rule 13 Notice of Hearings 21 and 22 June 2023 (PDF, 151KB) has been published.

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023.

The Applicant published newspaper notices on 20 April 2023, inviting relevant representations to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the proposed changes to the Application. Please note that the deadline for the receipt of these representations is 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023 and not midday on Friday 26 May as stated in the newspaper notices.

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s proposed provision only. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

Please note that the Procedural Decision issued on 17 April 2023 relating to the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April 2023 (PDF, 176KB) has been edited to amend the date of receipt by the Examining Authority of the Certificates of Compliance.

23 May 2023

The Deadline 4 documents have been published

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023.

The Applicant published newspaper notices on 20 April 2023, inviting relevant representations to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the proposed changes to the Application. Please note that the deadline for the receipt of these representations is 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023 and not midday on Friday 26 May as stated in the newspaper notices.

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s proposed provision only. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

Please note that the Procedural Decision issued on 17 April 2023 relating to the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April 2023 (PDF, 176KB) has been edited to amend the date of receipt by the Examining Authority of the Certificates of Compliance

17 May 2023

The Deadline 3 documents have been published

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023.

The Applicant published newspaper notices on 20 April 2023, inviting relevant representations to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the proposed changes to the Application. Please note that the deadline for the receipt of these representations is 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023 and not midday on Friday 26 May as stated in the newspaper notices.

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s proposed provision only. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

Please note that the Procedural Decision issued on 17 April 2023 relating to the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April 2023 (PDF, 176KB) has been edited to amend the date of receipt by the Examining Authority of the Certificates of Compliance

05 May 2023

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023.

The Applicant published newspaper notices on 20 April 2023, inviting relevant representations to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate regarding the proposed changes to the Application. Please note that the deadline for the receipt of these representations is 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023 and not midday on Friday 26 May as stated in the newspaper notices.

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s proposed provision only. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

Please note that the Procedural Decision issued on 17 April 2023 relating to the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April 2023 (PDF, 176KB) has been edited to amend the date of receipt by the Examining Authority of the Certificates of Compliance.

02 May 2023

Following the Examining Authority’s (ExA) decision to accept the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land by 23:59 on Friday 26 May 2023.

Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s proposed provision only. Any submissions that are not in relation to this, or are not on the prescribed form, will not be seen by the ExA and will be disregarded. Comments submitted after the deadline will also be disregarded.

Please note that the Procedural Decision issued on 17 April 2023 relating to the Applicant’s Change Request of 11 April 2023 (PDF, 176KB) has been edited to amend the date of receipt by the Examining Authority of the Certificates of Compliance.

20 April 2023

The Examining Authority (ExA) has made a Procedural Decision (PDF, 148 KB) to accept the Applicant’s request to make changes to the application received on 7 March 2023 (PDF, 642 KB)

The ExA has made a Procedural Decision (PDF, 176 KB) to accept the Applicant’s second Change Request received on 11 April 2023. The Examining Authority’s Proposed Provisions Checklist (PDF, 174 KB) is also published.

The ExA’s Note of their Unaccompanied Site Inspection on 30 March 2023 (PDF, 162KB) has also been published.

17 April 2023

On 11 April 2023 the Applicant submitted a formal application for a change request. All documents relating to this request have been accepted into the Examination as Additional Submissions and have been published.

The Examining Authority has 28 days to determine whether to accept this change request.

The Examining Authority’s Second Written Questions (PDF, 746KB) have been published.

The Examination Library has been updated.

14 April 2023

The Examining Authority’s Second Written Questions (PDF, 746KB) have been published.

12 April 2023

The following recordings and transcripts have been published:

Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Issue Specific Hearing 6

The Examination Library (PDF, 578 KB) has been updated.

04 April 2023

Instructions for those participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1), Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2), Issue Specific Hearing 5 and Issue Specific Hearing 6 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep

The following have been accepted as Additional Submissions at the discretion of the Examining Authority:

Plans accompanying Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Deadline 1 representation (PDF, 5 MB) as requested by the Examining Authority in their Agenda for Issue Specific Hearing 6 have been published

30 March 2023

Instructions for those participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1), Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2), Issue Specific Hearing 5 and Issue Specific Hearing 6 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep

The following have been accepted as Additional Submissions at the discretion of the Examining Authority:

28 March 2023

Instructions for those participating in the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1), Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2), Issue Specific Hearing 5 and Issue Specific Hearing 6 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep

The Agendas and Itinerary for the following hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection have been published:

The recordings and transcripts for the Issue Specific Hearings 3 and 4 have been published:

28 March 2023

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Issue Specific Hearings 3 and 4 on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March 2023 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link: https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep

The Agendas and Itinerary for the following hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection have been published:

The recordings and transcripts for the Issue Specific Hearings 3 and 4 have been published:

The Applicant has provided 3D visualisations of Supporting Figures to Chapter 26 Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Figures to assist the Accompanied Site Inspection 2 Friday 24 March 2023, which have been entered into the Examination

Correspondence between Natural England and the Planning Inspectorate pertaining to Natural England’s position on hearing attendance (PDF, 486 KB) has been entered into the Examination as an Additional Submission

27 March 2023

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Issue Specific Hearings 3 and 4 on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March 2023 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link:  https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep/

The Agendas and Itinerary for the following hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection have been published:

22 March 2023

The Deadline 2 submissions have been published

The Examination Library (PDF, 504 KB) has been updated.

The Itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection 2 (PDF, 5MB) on Friday 24 March 2023 has been published

13 March 2023

The Deadline 2 submissions have been published

The Examination Library (PDF, 504 KB) has been updated.

09 March 2023

The Deadline 1 Submissions have been published

The Rule 13 Letter giving notice of the Hearings to be held 22 – 23 and 29 – 31 March 2023 (PDF, 165 KB) has been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

24 February 2023

The Examining Authority (ExA) has re-published the Rule 8 letter (PDF, 339 KB) to clarify a discrepancy with the notification of further Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection in March 2023.

Other recent publications by ExA remain:

02 February 2023

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties. This includes notification of further Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection in March 2023.

The Examining Authority (ExA) has also issued their first written questions (WQ1). As stated at ISH1 and ISH2, the ExA has incorporated the post Hearing actions and other issues emerging at the Hearings in WQ1. As such there will be no further issue of post Hearing actions.

A note of the ExA’s Unaccompanied Site Inspection (USI) on Monday 16 January 2023 and a note of the Preliminary Meeting 17 January 2023 have also been published

27 January 2023

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

27 January 2023

The following have been published:

Recording and transcript of Preliminary Meeting – 17 January 2023

Recordings and transcripts of Open Floor Hearing 1 – 17 January 2023

Recordings and transcripts of Issue Specific Hearing 1 – 18 January 2023

The Applicant has submitted a notification of intention to submit a change request which the Examining Authority has accepted as an Additional Submission (PDF 134KB)

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting, Open Floor Hearing, Issue Specific Hearing 1 and Issue Specific Hearing 2 during the week commencing 17 January 2023 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link:  https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep/

Please note that the Hearings will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage. If you have any issues with accessing the livestream please contact the Case Team: [email protected] or 0303 444 5000.

17 January 2023
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
17 January 2023

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting, Open Floor Hearing, Issue Specific Hearing 1 and Issue Specific Hearing 2 during the week commencing 17 January 2023 have been sent. For those wishing to observe any of the Hearings in real time please use the following livestream link:  https://cvslivestream.co.uk/sadep/

Please note that the Hearings will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the livestream does not initially work it may be resolved by refreshing the webpage. If you have any issues with accessing the livestream please contact the Case Team: [email protected] or 0303 444 5000.

16 January 2023

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

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

The Examining Authority has made minor revisions in the Rule 6 letter and accompanying annexes (PDF, 447KB) to reflect the changes in the list of ‘Other Persons’ invited to the Preliminary Meeting and to clarify the deadline for the receipt of additional application documents from the Applicant.

The Examining Authority has issued letters to Mulbarton Parish Council (PDF,  243KB) and Non-Statutory Stakeholders (PDF, 238KB).

21 December 2022

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

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

13 December 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
22 November 2022
Registration of interested parties closes
14 November 2022

You can now register as an Interested Party

Register online

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 or email the project mailbox, as found on the project page, for advice on how to register.

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

The Applicant has submitted their response to s51 Advice issued by the Planning Inspectorate on 3 October 2022, including updated versions of application documents, which have been accepted by the Examining Authority as Pre-Examination Additional Submissions. The Examination Library has been updated.

The Note of the Examining Authority’s Unaccompanied Site Inspection of 1 and 2 November 2022 (PDF, 153 KB) has been published.

28 October 2022
Registration of interested parties begins
14 October 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

03 October 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
03 October 2022

This application was received by the Planning Inspectorate on Monday 5 September 2022.

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).

05 September 2022
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
05 September 2022