A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Road Improvement scheme

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
03 August 2021
Procedural Deadline A

- Attend Preliminary Meeting Part 1
- Attend Issue Specific Hearing
- Attend Open Floor Hearing (am)
- Attend Open Floor Hearing (pm)
- Request Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
- Nomination of sites for Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
16 August 2021
Procedural Deadline B

- Attend Preliminary Meeting Part 2
- Written Submissions
 Date Passed
18 August 2021
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
18 August 2021
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1)
ISH1 into Early Clarification on Strategic Matters
 Date Passed
18 August 2021
Open Floor Hearing (OFH1)
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.
 Date Passed
20 August 2021
Publication by the ExA 1
Publication of:

• Examination Timetable
• ExA’s First Written Questions (WQ1)
 Date Passed
31 August 2021
Deadline 1 (D1)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case as requested by ExA
- Responses to Relevant Representations (RRs)
- Written Representations (WRs), including summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Responses to the ExA’s WQ1
- Applicant’s proposed itinerary for the ASI
- Applicant’s Compulsory Acquisition (CA) Schedule
- Statements of Common Ground
- Applicant’s Statement of Commonality
- Notification by the Applicant of intent to make any non-material or material changes
- Updated Guide to the Application
- Updated draft Development Consent Order (dDCO)
- Updated Explanatory Memorandum
- Updated Schedule of Changes to dDCO
- Any other information requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
31 August 2021
Procedural Decision C

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an Interested Party by the ExA
- Notification of wish to participate in Compulsory Acquisition Hearing in September with brief summary of issues intended to raise
- Notification of wish to participate in Issue Specific Hearings in September with brief summary of issues intended to raise
- Notification of wish to attend ASI in September
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
08 September 2021
Deadline 2 (D2)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Local Impact Reports (LIR) from relevant Local Authorities
- Any other information requested by the ExA
 Date Passed
21 September 2021
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI1)
ASI1
 Date Passed
22 September 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH1)
CAH1
 Date Passed
23 September 2021
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2)
ISH2 into Highway matters including the dDCO
 Date Passed
24 September 2021
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3)
ISH3 into Social, Economic and Environmental matters including the dDCO
 Date Passed
05 October 2021
Deadline 3 (D3)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case as requested by ExA
- Comments on responses to RRs
- Comments on WRs
- Comments on responses to the ExA’s WQ1
- Comments on the LIRs
- Comments on Applicant’s CA Schedule
- Comments on Statements of Common Ground and Statement of Commonality
- Comments on Applicant's updated dDCO, Explanatory Memorandum and Schedule of changes to dDCO
- Comments on any other information and submissions received by D1 and D2
- Requests for further Compulsory Acquisition Hearing and Open Floor Hearing
- Nomination for additional sites for Accompanied Site Inspection
- Any other information requested by the ExA
 Date Passed
15 October 2021
Publication by the ExA 2
Publication by the ExA of:

• Second Written Questions (WQ2)
 Date Passed
04 November 2021
Deadline 4 (D4)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Responses to the ExA’s WQ2
- Comments on any other information and submissions received at D3
- Updated Statements of Common Ground
- Applicant’s updated Statement of Commonality
- Applicant’s updated dDCO
- Applicant’s updated Explanatory Memorandum
- Applicant’s updated schedule of changes to dDCO
- Applicant’s updated CA Schedule
- Any other information requested by the ExA
 Date Passed
16 November 2021
Deadline 5 (D5)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to the ExA’s WQ2 (if WQ2 is issued)
- Comments on updated Statements of Common Ground and Statement of Commonality
- Comments on Applicant’s updated dDCO, Explanatory Memorandum and Schedule of changes to the dDCO
- Comments on Applicant’s updated CA Schedule
- Comments on any other information and submissions received at D4
- Any other information requested by the ExA
 Date Passed
16 November 2021
Procedural Deadline D

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Notification of wish to participate in Open Floor Hearing w/c 29 November with brief summary of issues intended to raise
- Notification of wish to participate in Compulsory Acquisition Hearing w/c 29 November with brief summary of issues intended to raise (only if Hearing notification is issued)
- Notification of wish to participate in Issue Specific Hearings w/c 29 November with brief summary of issues intended to raise (only if Hearing notification is issued)
- Notification of wish to attend ASI w/c 29 November (only if ASI notification is issued)
 
30 November 2021
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4)
ISH4 into Social, Economic and Environmental matters
 
01 December 2021
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
ISH5 into Highways matters
 
02 December 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH2)
CAH2
 
02 December 2021
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH6)
ISH6 into matters relating to the draft Development Consent Order
 
07 December 2021
Hearings .
Date reserved for Hearings if there are unforeseen technical or other problems at the Hearings scheduled 29 November - 3 December 2021, and they are unable to proceed as planned.
 
14 December 2021
Deadline 6 (D6)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case as requested by ExA (relevant only if the Hearings are held)
- Comments on any other information and submissions received at D5
- Updated Statements of Common Ground
- Applicant’s updated Statement of Commonality
- Applicant’s updated dDCO
- Applicant’s updated Explanatory Memorandum
- Applicant’s updated schedule of changes to dDCO
- Applicant’s updated CA Schedule
- Any other information requested by the ExA
Make a submission against this deadline
 
17 December 2021
Publication by the ExA 3
Publication of:

• The Report on Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
 
22 December 2021
Publication by the ExA 4
Publication of:

• Third Written Questions (WQ3) (if required)
 
14 January 2022
Deadline 7 (D7)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Responses to the ExA’s WQ3 (if WQ3 is issued)
- Comments on the RIES (if RIES is published)
- Comments on updated Statements of Common Ground and Statement of Commonality
- Comments on Applicant’s updated dDCO, Explanatory Memorandum and Schedule of changes to the dDCO
- Comments on Applicant’s updated CA Schedule
- Comments on any other information and submissions received at D6
- Any other information requested by the ExA
Make a submission against this deadline
 
14 January 2022
Publication by the ExA 5
Publication of:

• The ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the dDCO
 
25 January 2022
Deadline 8 (D8)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to ExA’s WQ3 (if WQ3 is issued)
- Comments on the ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the dDCO
- Comments on any other information and submissions received at D7
- Any other information requested by the ExA
Make a submission against this deadline
 
25 January 2022
Procedural Decision E

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Notification of wish to participate in Compulsory Acquisition Hearing Tuesday 8 February with brief summary of issues intended to raise (only if Hearing notification is issued)
- Notification of wish to participate in Issue Specific Hearings Tuesday 8 February with brief summary of issues intended to raise (only if Hearing notification is issued)
 
08 February 2022
Hearings
Date reserved for (if any are required):
• Issue Specific Hearings
• CA Hearing
 
15 February 2022
Deadline 9 (D9)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case as requested by ExA (relevant only if the Hearings are held)
- Comments on any other information and submissions received at D8
Final Updates from the Applicant
- Final Statements of Common Ground
- Final Statement of Commonality
- Final Guide to the Application
- Final dDCO in the Statutory Instrument (SI) template with the SI template validation report
- Final Explanatory Memorandum
- Final Schedule of changes to dDCO
- Final CA Schedule
- Final updated Book of Reference
- Any other information requested by the ExA
Make a submission against this deadline
 
18 February 2022
End of Examination
The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting
 
18 February 2022
Deadline for close of examination