East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm

What happens next

The Preliminary Meeting closed on on Wednesday 16 September 2020. We will shortly be issuing a notification (Rule 8 letter) to Interested Parties which sets the timetable for the Examination including, amongst other things, deadlines for receipt of detailed Written Representations, Local Impact Reports, comments on the Relevant Representations made by other Interested Parties and dates for any hearings. The notification will also be published on this project page and available on request from [email protected] and our helpline: 0303 444 5000.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (33 items)

The recordings of the Preliminary Meeting (Part 1) Recording of the Preliminary Meeting (Part 1) (Session 1), Recording of the Preliminary Meeting (Part 1) (Session 2) and Recording of the Preliminary Meeting (Part 1) (Session 3) have been published and added to the Examination Library. Any responses to matters discussed during the PM must be submitted by Procedural Deadline C (Tuesday 29 September 2020).

The East Anglia ONE North (EA1N) and East Anglia TWO Case Teams will be running MS Teams Familiarisation Sessions w/c 28 September 2020, in advance of the Examination starting and the scheduled Open Floor Hearing events (7-9 October). If there are any Interested Parties wishing to attend these Familiarisation Sessions please contact either the EA1N and/ or EA2 case team to request your participation. Requests must be received no later than Wednesday 23 September 2020.

The Case Team would appreciate it if you could confirm your name, unique reference number for these project and your preferred time to attend being 10.00am to 11.00am OR 12.00pm to 1.00pm. The Case Team will confirm via a joining instruction email the date and time you will be expected to attend a dedicated Familiarisation Session. Please be advised that we may not be able to offer everyone a session, however, we will run a further Familiarisation Session for those that were not successful this time during the Examination and before the first round of Issue Specific Hearings.

18 September 2020
Preliminary Meeting takes place
16 September 2020

Instructions for those wishing to participate in the Preliminary Meeting (PM) have been sent. For those wishing to observe in real time, please use the following link Livestream of PM (Part 1).

Please note that the PM will start broadcasting ‘LIVE’ once it opens at 10.00 on Wednesday 16 September 2020. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page or if you can’t hear anything, it may be that your sound is turned off and therefore un-muting or increasing the sound volume may resolve the issue.

We would remind those observing the PM that there is an opportunity to provide any written responses to matters raised at the PM by Procedural Deadline C (29 September 2020).

15 September 2020

The Examining Authority has now published the detailed Agenda for Part 1 of the Preliminary Meeting (PM), (PDF, 146KB) which will open at 10.00 on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

The Examining Authority would like to thank those who provided written submissions by Procedural Deadline A. These have been very helpful ahead of the PM. For those that have indicated a wish to speak on specific agenda items, instructions on how to join the meeting will be issued by email on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

For those that would like to view the PM in real time, the link to the livestream will be published on this project web page on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

Those participating or observing the PM should familiarise themselves with the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 601kb), dated 16 July 2020. It is particularly important to read Annex B, which provides an introduction to the PM, as this will not be covered in detail in the meeting.

 

11 September 2020

The Examining Authority would like to thank those who provided written submissions by Procedural Deadline A. These have been very helpful ahead of the Preliminary Meeting (PM), which will open at 10.00 on Wednesday 16 September 2020.

For those that have indicated a wish to speak on specific agenda items, instructions on how to join the meeting will be issued by email on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

For those that would like to view the PM in real time, the link to the livestream will be published on this project web page on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

Those participating or observing the PM should familiarise themselves with the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 601kb), dated 16 July 2020. It is particularly important to read Annex B, which provides an introduction to the PM, as this will not be covered in detail in the meeting.

09 September 2020

The ExA has now published submissions made at Procedural Deadline A as two documents to assist preparations for the Preliminary Meeting: a Report of procedural submissions from persons attending the Preliminary Meeting (PDF 382kb) and a Report of procedural submissions from persons not attending the Preliminary Meeting (PDF 876kb).

28 August 2020

OFH Involvement Form

The Rule 6 letter (Annex E) notified all Interested Parties (IPs) of the Open Floor Hearings (OFHs) scheduled from 7-9 October 2020. Interested parties must complete the OFH Involvement Form,
by Procedural Deadline B (9 September 2020) if they wish to participate. The Examining Authority (ExA) will take these submissions into consideration when finalising the agenda. Where possible the ExA will try to accommodate all IPs preferred dates/times for the first round of OFHs. However if it is not possible to accommodate all submissions, there will be a further opportunity for IPs to request to be heard at the remaining OFHs by Deadline 1, as per the draft Examination timetable.

18 August 2020

The Examining Authority thanks everyone who completed the Preliminary Meeting (PM) involvement form or provided written submissions by Procedural Deadline A. These have been very helpful ahead of the PM which will commence on Wednesday 16 September 2020. Instructions on how to join the meeting will be issued by email on Tuesday 15 September 2020. Instructions on how to view it in real time (by livestream) or on catchup (a recording) will be published here on the same date.

14 August 2020

The notification of the Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter dated 16 July 2020 (PDF 601kb) refers to Annex B which introduces the Preliminary Meeting and how you can participate. The FAQs provide further information on the Preliminary Meeting (PDF 443kb) , the Examination and the Involvement form. Interested Parties wishing to participate must complete the Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form by Procedural Deadline A which is this Thursday 13 August 2020.

11 August 2020

Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form

The notification of the Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent, please refer to Annex B which introduces the Preliminary Meeting and how you can participate. The FAQs provides further information on the Preliminary Meeting, the Examination and the Involvement form. Interested Parties must complete the Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form, by Procedural Deadline A (13 August 2020) if they wish to participate.

28 July 2020

The new Rule 6 Letter notifying you of the Preliminary Meeting has been issued, that includes the draft Examination timetable and replaces the Rule 6 letter of 21 February 2020. Once you have read the letter, please complete the Preliminary Meeting Involvement Form, which must be completed by Procedural Deadline A (13 August 2020). Further information relating to the Involvement Form, Preliminary Meeting and the Examination is contained in the updated Frequently Asked Questions document.

16 July 2020

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.

16 July 2020

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept Additional Submissions in direct response to questions and on procedural matters from:

These documents have been added to the Examination Library.

Please note that the Examination has not yet started so, whilst the ExA is interested in your views about how the Examination could be run, it cannot consider any submissions about the planning merits of the application. Those must be made later, during the Examination itself. As the ExA has not called for any written submissions other than responses to the questionnaire and procedural matters, it will not accept, consider or publish any written submissions that address the planning merits of the application.

26 June 2020

Thank you to those who have responded to the questionnaire on virtual events.

The Examining Authority is now considering the responses, along with any wider submissions which have been made, and will respond within the Rule 6 letter in due course.

12 June 2020

Please remember that there is a deadline this Thursday 11 June for the following:

• Responses to the questionnaire on how virtual hearings might be used to examine the application, to inform our thinking on the forthcoming examination to be submitted by 5pm

• Responses to procedural decisions for the submission of early drafts of Statements of Common Ground (7.1) and Comments on Relevant Representations (11).

08 June 2020

Please remember that all Interested Parties who may wish to participate in hearings should respond to the online questionnaire inviting representations on how virtual hearings might be held by 5pm on 11 June 2020.

Representations Questionnaire

The questionnaire provides an important opportunity for you to have your say on possible Examination procedures. Please use this opportunity now, as the questionnaire will not be available after the closing date.

Please note that the Examination has not yet started so, whilst the ExA is interested in your views about how the Examination could be run, it cannot consider any submissions about the planning merits of the application. Those must be made later, during the Examination itself so, as the ExA has not called for any written submissions other than responses to the questionnaire,  it will not accept, consider or publish any other written submissions that address the planning merits of the application.

05 June 2020

It is important that all Interested Parties who might wish to participate in hearings respond to the online questionnaire inviting representations on how virtual hearings might be held by 5pm on 11 June 2020.  Responses to this questionnaire will help the Examining Authority develop hearings that meet public health requirements and Interested Parties’ needs.

The questionnaire is easy to complete on an internet connected device: computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Representations Questionnaire

 

 

The Planning Inspectorate has sent postal notifications to Interested Parties for whom we have no email address: if they are unable to access the electronic version of the questionnaire they can contact the Case team on 0303 444 5000 for assistance with this between the hours of 9:00am and 12 noon, Monday to Friday.

29 May 2020

The Examining Authority has issued a Procedural Decision in respect of draft submissions and inviting representations on how hearings might be held: these representations should be provided as responses to the online questionnaire, by 5pm 11 June 2020.

Representations Questionnaire

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (version 1.0) document has also now been published.

21 May 2020

Consistent with the Written Ministerial Statement of 13 May 2020, the Examining Authority is considering whether and how virtual events should proceed for this case, including the practical measures needed to ensure fair participation by all. An update will be provided as soon as one is available.

Meanwhile, in its letter postponing the Preliminary Meeting, the ExA urged the Applicant and Interested Parties to use time before the start of the Examination to press ahead with the work necessary to prepare Statements of Common Ground, using virtual working methods to replace meetings. It also encouraged the Applicant to prepare responses to Relevant Representations. This important work will assist the ExA greatly by making the Examination process clearer and simpler once a start is made.

14 May 2020

In its letter postponing the Preliminary Meeting, the ExA urged the Applicant and Interested Parties to use time before the start of the Examination to press ahead with the work necessary to prepare Statements of Common Ground, using virtual working methods to replace meetings. It also encouraged the Applicant to prepare responses to Relevant Representations. This important work will assist the ExA greatly by making the Examination process clearer and simpler once a start is made.

04 May 2020

In light of the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panel postponed the Preliminary Meeting (PM) and first round of hearings. As part of the PM, there would have been discussions in respect of the draft examination timetable set out in the Rule 6 letter of 21 February 2020. These would have informed a subsequent Rule 8 letter setting out the final examination timetable.

For the avoidance of doubt, the provisional hearing dates and deadlines set out in the draft timetable do not stand; any submissions which are made, for example to the proposed Deadline 2 (Tuesday 28 April) inviting comments on Relevant Representations or the submission of Written Representations, will not be accepted. We therefore ask that, in order to avoid any unnecessary administrative burden, you do not make such submissions.

During this time we would encourage parties, where it is possible within the restrictions and your own personal safety and wellbeing, to continue to engage where necessary and to be preparing your position on the material published to date, including the application documents and Relevant Representations. We continue to work on processes which will enable the examinations to commence and encourage all parties to monitor our website for the wider Inspectorate position

21 April 2020

IMPORTANT: As a result of ongoing Government guidance relating to COVID-19 the Planning Inspectorate is seeking to ensure that all Parties are notified of key developments on projects, in a timely manner. In order to help achieve this, and to minimise any delays which could arise if the postal service is affected, it would be extremely helpful if registered Parties that have not already done so could supply us with a contact e-mail address as soon as possible (details in the contact information heading of the project page).

Please be assured that this information will be managed in line with our Privacy Notice.

25 March 2020

Please note the Preliminary Meeting and Hearings due to be held 24 – 26 March 2020 have been postponed in light of the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please see the Examining Authority’s (ExA’s) procedural decision to postpone the Preliminary Meeting (PM) and Hearings for further information.

We are not yet in a position to identify a revised timeline. Updates will be announced shortly

17 March 2020

IMPORTANT: In the light of the current public health situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19), if you are planning to attend the Preliminary Meeting and Hearings w/c 23 March 2020 please check this website, and that of the venue (Snape Maltings), regularly and before travelling to the events. If there are any changes or cancellations required to the Preliminary Meeting or Hearings this page will be updated as soon as possible. Advice is available and you are requested to please take careful note of it.

11 March 2020
04 March 2020
Relevant representations published on the website
20 February 2020
Registration of interested parties closes
27 January 2020

You can now register as an Interested PartyRegister online

If you wish to have your say on East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two you must register for each application separately.

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

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

03 January 2020
Registration of interested parties begins
29 November 2019
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

22 November 2019
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
22 November 2019
  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
25 October 2019