A47 North Tuddenham to Easton

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
20 July 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
- Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting Part 1
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 Date Passed
09 August 2021
Procedural Deadline B

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Written submissions on the examination procedure, including responses to matters raised orally at the Preliminary Meeting Part 1
- Request to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting Part 2
- Request to be heard orally at Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1).
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 Date Passed
12 August 2021
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
12 August 2021
Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1)
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.
 Date Passed
18 August 2021
Publication by the ExA 1
Publication of:

• The ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
 Date Passed
01 September 2021
Deadline 1 (D1)

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on Additional Documents submitted by the Applicant since the application was accepted
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Written summaries of oral submissions made at OFH1
- Submission by Applicant of draft Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) itinerary
- Draft Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA
- An updated version of the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) in clean and tracked versions
- A schedule of changes to the dDCO
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
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 Date Passed
01 September 2021
Procedural Decision C

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
- Notification of wish to speak at a further OFH
- Notification of wish to make oral representations at Issue Specific Hearings (ISH)
- Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
- Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
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 Date Passed
14 September 2021
Deadline 2 (D2)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Local Impact Reports (LIRs)
- Responses to the ExA’s First Written Questions (ExQ1)
- Comments by IPs on the draft itinerary for the ASI and provision for IPs to suggest locations and justifications for ASI
- Responses to comments on RRs
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D1
- Comments on Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if any)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
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 Date Passed
14 September 2021
Procedural Decision D

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Confirmation of wish to participate or observe at hearings scheduled in w/c 1 November 2021
- Notification of wish to attend, or part attend, the ASI scheduled for w/c 15 November 2021
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 Date Passed
05 October 2021
Deadline 3 (D3)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on WRs
- Comments on SoCGs
- Comments on LIRs
- Comments on responses to the ExAs First Written Questions
- Applicant’s revised ASI itinerary following D2 comments
- Submission by the Applicant of low-resolution documents (see Annex F)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D2
- Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if required)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
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 Date Passed
08 October 2021
Publication by the ExA 2
Publication of:

• ExA's Further Written Questions(if required)
 Date Passed
02 November 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
ISH1
Draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
03 November 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)
CAH1
The Applicant’s case for Compulsory Acquisition and Temporary Possession.

Starting at 10.00am
 Date Passed
03 November 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2)
CAH 2
Site/plot specific issues

Starting at 2.00pm
 Date Passed
04 November 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)
ISH2
Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
05 November 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) Day 2
ISH2 Day 2 (if required)

Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
12 November 2021
Deadline 4 (D4)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written summaries of oral submissions made at hearings w/c 1 November 2021
- Any revised/updated SoCG
- Responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (if issued)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D3
- Comments on Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if any)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
16 November 2021
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
23 November 2021
Deadline 5 (D5)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
- Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if required)
- Comments on responses to ExA’s further written questions (if issued)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D4
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 
30 November 2021
Publication by the ExA 3
Publication of:

• ExA's Further Written Questions(if required)
 
13 December 2021
Deadline 6 (D6)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Responses to the ExA’s further Written Questions (if required)
- Comments on Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if any)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D5
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
Make a submission against this deadline
 
13 December 2021
Procedural Decision E

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Confirmation of wish to participate at or observe any OFHs, ISHs, or CAHs in w/c January 2022
Make a submission against this deadline
 
17 December 2021
Publication by the ExA 4
Publication of:

• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
• The ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO (if required)
 
03 January 2022
Hearings 2
Dates reserved in w/c 3 January 2022 for:

• ISHs, including on the draft DCO (if required)
• OFHs (if required)
 
17 January 2022
Deadline 7 (D7)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written summaries of oral submissions made at any hearings on 5 to 7 January 2022
- Comments on responses to the ExA’s further Written Questions (if required)
- Comments on the ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO (if issued)
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by D6
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
Make a submission against this deadline
 
25 January 2022
Deadline 8 (D8)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on the RIES (if issued)
- Responses to comments on the ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO (if issued)
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by D7
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
Make a submission against this deadline
 
08 February 2022
Deadline 9 (D9)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Responses to comments on the RIES (if issued)
- Final DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template (MS Word) with the SI template validation report
- Final updated Book of Reference
- Final SoCGs
- Final Statement of Commonality of SoCG
- Final Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
- Final updated Guide to the Application
- Statements of Final Position in respect of matters examined
- Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by D8
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
Make a submission against this deadline
 
12 February 2022
Deadline 10 (D10)

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
Make a submission against this deadline
 
12 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
 
12 February 2022
Deadline for close of examination