A47 – A11 Thickthorn Junction

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
06 September 2021
Procedural Deadline A

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Written submissions on the Examination procedure including any submissions about the use of virtual procedures
- Any changes that are considered necessary to the draft Examination Timetable
- Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
13 September 2021
Preliminary Meeting Part 1
Preliminary Meeting Part 1
 Date Passed
17 September 2021
Procedural Deadline B

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Written submissions on Examination procedure including responses to matters raised orally at the Preliminary Meeting Part 1
- Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting Part 2
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
23 September 2021
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
13 October 2021
Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Comments on Relevant Representations
- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
- Local Impact Reports (LIR) from Local Authorities
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Statements of Common Ground (SoCGs)
- Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
- Guide to the Application
- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an Interested Party (IP)
- Notification of wish to speak at an Issue Specific Hearing
- Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
- Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing
- Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for site inspections for consideration by the ExA
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules (EPR)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
26 October 2021
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
- Comments on LIR(s)
- Comments on WRs
- The Applicant’s revised draft Development Consent Order (draft DCO)
- Schedule of changes to the draft DCO
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 1
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
16 November 2021
Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1)
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.
 Date Passed
17 November 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH 1)
Issue Specific Hearing dealing with environmental matters
 Date Passed
18 November 2021
Draft DCO Hearing 1
Draft DCO Hearing 1 (DCO 1)
 Date Passed
23 November 2021
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Comments on responses to ExQ1
- Post hearing submissions including written summaries of oral case
- The Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Schedule of changes to the draft DCO
- Updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
- Progressed SoCGs
- Progressed Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by
Deadline 2
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
23 November 2021
Unaccompanied and Access Required Site Inspection
Unaccompanied and Access Required Site Inspection
 
30 November 2021
Publication by the ExA 1
Publication by the ExA of:

• Further Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
• Notice to hold an Accompanied Site Inspection in the week commencing Monday 17 January 2022 (in the event the ExA considers it necessary)
 
06 December 2021
Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- An updated Guide to the Application
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 3
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
20 December 2021
Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Responses to ExQ2 (if required)
- The Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Schedule of changes to the draft DCO
- Updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
- Progressed SoCGs
- Progressed Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- Applicant’s suggested draft Itinerary for an ASI (if required)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 4
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
17 January 2022
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection (only if deemed to be required by ExA)
 
18 January 2022
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to the ExQ2 (if required)
- An updated Guide to the Application
- The Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Schedule of changes to the draft DCO
- Updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 5
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
31 January 2022
Hearings 2
Hearings 2

Date reserved to hold any:
• Open Floor Hearing (OFH) (if required)
• Compulsory Acquisition Hearing(s)(CAHs) (if required)
• Issue Specific Hearing(s) (ISHs) (if required)
 
10 February 2022
Deadline 7

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Post hearing submissions including written summaries of oral case
- Updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
- The Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Schedule of changes to the draft DCO
- Progressed SoCGs
- Progressed Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 6
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
21 February 2022
Publication by the ExA 2
Publication by the ExA of:

• The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
• The ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO/Commentary on the draft DCO (if required)
 
03 March 2022
Deadline 8

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on the ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO/Commentary on the draft DCO (if issued)
- An updated Guide to the Application
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 7
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
14 March 2022
Deadline 9

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on the RIES (if issued)
- Final draft DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
- Final Explanatory Memorandum
- Final Compulsory Acquisition Schedule (identifying any unresolved objections)
- Final SoCGs
- Final Statement of Commonality also listing matters not agreed (in circumstances where a SoCG could not be finalised)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 8
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
18 March 2022
Deadline 10

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Final Guide to the Application
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 9
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR
Make a submission against this deadline
 
23 March 2022
End of Examination
End of Examination:

The ExA is under duty to complete the examination of the application by the end of the period of six months

Please note that the ExA may close the Examination before the end of the six-month period if it is satisfied that all relevant matters have been addressed and discussed
 
23 March 2022
Deadline for close of examination