This page sets out the timetable for the examination of the application. It includes the deadlines for submissions to be made to the Planning Inspectorate and the dates of events taking place during the Examination. The Examination Timetable is also set out in an annex to the Rule 8 letter that was sent to Interested Parties at the start of the Examination.

Event DateDescription
 Date Passed
25 January 2022
Procedural Deadline A
Procedural Deadline A
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
* Written submissions, if required on any changes that are considered necessary to the draft Examination timetable; on the Examination procedure, including any submissions about the use of virtual procedures and Procedural Decisions taken by the ExA (see Annex E); and
* Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting and comments on the Agenda
 Date Passed
02 February 2022
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
09 February 2022
Issue by ExA
Issue by ExA

• Examination Timetable
• ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
 Date Passed
23 February 2022
Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Submission by Interested Parties (IPs) of suggested locations for the ExA to include in the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI), including the reason for nomination and issues to be observed, information about whether the location can be accessed using public rights of way or what access arrangements are required (if any)
- Any further information requested by the
ExA under Rule 17 of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 (EPR)
- Any other information requested by the ExA for submission at Deadline 1
- Notification by Interested Parties (IPs) of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing
- Notification by IPs of wish to speak at an Issue Specific Hearing(s)
- Notification by IPs of their intention to attend the ASI
- Notification by Statutory Parties who wish to be considered as an IP
-Notification of wish to receive future correspondence electronically
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 Date Passed
04 March 2022
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Responses to ExQ1
- Local Impact Reports (LIRs) from local authorities
- Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by ExA – see Annex E
- Comments on updated application documents (if submitted)
- A revised Guide to the Application
- Applicant’s draft itinerary for the ASI
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 1
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
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 Date Passed
04 March 2022
Issue by the ExA of notification of the date, time and place of hearings(s) and the date, time and place for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI), if required
Issue by the ExA of notification of the date, time and place of hearings(s) and the date, time and place for the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI), if required
 Date Passed
09 March 2022
Issue by the ExA of
Issue by the ExA of the second draft itinerary for the ASI
 Date Passed
16 March 2022
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on WRs
- Responses to comments on RRs
- Comments on any LIRs
- Comments on responses to ExQ1
- Comments on any revised draft DCO from the Applicant, if submitted
- Progressed SOCG and Statement of Commonality
- An updated version of the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) in clean, tracked and word versions
- Schedule of Changes to the dDCO
- Comments on the second itinerary for the ASI
- An updated Guide to the Application
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 2
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 Date Passed
29 March 2022
Issue Specific Hearings (ISH), including the draft DCO and the ISH on Environmental Matters
Issue Specific Hearings (ISH), including the draft DCO and the ISH on Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
30 March 2022
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters (if required)
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters (if required)
 Date Passed
05 April 2022
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
 Date Passed
13 April 2022
Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Written summaries of oral contributions at hearings
- Post-hearing submissions requested by the ExA
- Responses to comments on WRs
- Responses to comments on LIRs
- Any revised dDCO from the Applicant in clean, tracked and word versions
- An updated Schedule of Changes to the dDCO
- An updated Guide to the Application
- Comments on any other information submitted at Deadline 3
- Progressed SOCG and updated Statement of Commonality (if required)
- Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 3
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 Date Passed
27 April 2022
Publication by the ExA of ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
Publication by the ExA of ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
 Date Passed
11 May 2022
Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt of:
- Responses to ExQ2
- Comments on any revised dDCO
- Progressed SOCG and updated Statement of Commonality of SOCG, if required
- An updated Guide to the Application
- Any update to the Book of Reference to reflect changes to land interests in the Order land
- Any other information requested by the ExA for submission at Deadline 5
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 4
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 Date Passed
13 May 2022
Issue by the ExA of Notification of the date, time and place of hearings(s), if required
Issue by the ExA of Notification of the date, time and place of hearings(s), if required
 Date Passed
19 May 2022
Deadline 5a

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Further Information requested in the letter of 5 May 2022
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 Date Passed
08 June 2022
Time reserved for Issue Specific Hearing, including ISH on the dDCO (if required)
Time reserved for Issue Specific Hearing, including ISH on the dDCO (if required)
 Date Passed
22 June 2022
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt of:
- Written summaries of oral contributions at hearings (if required)
- Post-hearing submissions requested by the ExA(if required)
- Progressed SoCG and Statement of Commonality (if required)
- Comments on responses to ExQ2
- Applicant’s updated dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions
- An updated Schedule of Changes to the dDCO
- An updated Guide to the Application
- Any other information requested by the ExA for this deadline
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 5
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 Date Passed
29 June 2022
Publication by the ExA of the ExA’s proposed Schedule of Changes to the dDCO (if required) and the report on Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
Publication by the ExA of the ExA’s proposed Schedule of Changes to the dDCO (if required) and the report on Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
 Date Passed
20 July 2022
Deadline 7

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on submissions for Deadline 6
- Comments on the ExA’s proposed Schedule of Changes to the dDCO (if required)
- Comments on RIES (if required)
- Final SoCG and finalised Statement of Commonality
- Final draft DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in clean, tracked, word versions and in the statutory Instrument (SI) template with the SI template validation report
- Final Guide to the Application
- Any other information requested by the ExA for submission at Deadline 7
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 6
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 Date Passed
29 July 2022
Deadline 8

Deadline for receipt of:
- Comments on the Applicant's Consultation Report (CR) produced to summarise the responses to its consultation exercise (in relation to its proposed Change to the Application) on or before 20 July 2022
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 Date Passed
02 August 2022
The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting
The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting
 Date Passed
02 August 2022
Examination closed