East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm

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
28 June 2016
Unaccompanied Site Visit
Unaccompanied Site Visit
 Date Passed
29 June 2016
Issue Specific Hearing
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH) relating to the definition of the project and draft Development Consent Order (DCO) matters
 Date Passed
06 July 2016
Publication by the ExA of First Written Questions and Timetable
Issue by Examining Authority (ExA) of:

• Examination timetable

• ExA first written questions
 Date Passed
13 July 2016
Deadline 1

• Post-hearing documents including any written summary of an oral case put at the DCO ISH and any documents/amendments requested by the ExA

• Applicant’s revised draft DCO
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
27 July 2016
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on relevant representations (RRs)

• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1,500 words

• Written representations (WRs) by all interested parties

• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1,500 words

• Comments on any additional representations and submissions received as outlined in Annex D

• Responses to Applicant’s revised draft DCO

• Local Impact Reports (LIRs) from any local authorities

• Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA

• Responses to the ExA’s first written questions

• Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)

• Notification of wish to make oral representations at any further ISHs

• Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH)

• Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)

• Representations relating to locations to view at the site or in the surrounding area which are considered to be relevant for the ExA during unaccompanied site inspections

• Representations relating to locations to view at the site or in the surrounding area which are considered to be relevant for the ExA during an accompanied site inspection to better understand representations made or to see land and interests where there is no opportunity to gain public access

• Notification from statutory parties, or local authorities without direct responsibility in the proposed development area, of a wish to be considered as an interested party

• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 (the EPR)

View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
03 August 2016
Notification by the ExA
Issue by the ExA of:

Notification of the date, time and place for further ISHs, an OFH (if required) and CAHs (if required)
 Date Passed
10 August 2016
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs

• Comments on LIRs

• Comments on responses to the ExA’s first written questions

• Comments on responses to the Applicant’s revised draft DCO

• Responses to comments on any additional representations and submissions received

• Information to inform the HRA for the Southern North Sea pSAC report to be submitted by Applicant

• Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA

View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
06 September 2016
Accompanied site inspection
accompanied site inspection, starting and ending at the Novotel Hotel, Ipswich. Commencing at 8.30am.
 Date Passed
07 September 2016
ISH on environmental or other matters
ISH on environmental or other matters to be held at the Town Hall, Ipswich.
 Date Passed
08 September 2016
ISH on the draft DCO
ISH on the draft DCO to be held at the Town Hall, Ipswich
 Date Passed
15 September 2016
Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Post-hearing documents including any written summary of an oral case put at any hearing and any documents/amendments requested by the ExA

• Applicant’s revised draft DCO

• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR

View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
22 September 2016
Publication by the ExA of Second written questions
Publication by the ExA of:

• Second written questions
 Date Passed
06 October 2016
Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt of:

• Responses to the ExA’s second written questions

• Comments on the Applicant’s revised draft DCO

• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR

View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
25 October 2016
ISH on environmental matters
ISH on environmental matters
 Date Passed
25 October 2016
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
26 October 2016
ISH on the draft DCO
ISH on the draft DCO
 Date Passed
08 November 2016
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt of:

• Post-hearing documents including any written summary of an oral case put at any hearing and any documents/amendments requested by the ExA

• Applicant’s revised draft DCO

• Comments on responses to the ExA’s second written questions

• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR

View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
17 November 2016
Publication by the ExA of The ExA’s draft DCO and RIES
Publication by the ExA of:

• The ExA’s draft DCO (if required to facilitate examination)

• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
 Date Passed
08 December 2016
Deadline 7

Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on the RIES

• Comments on the ExA’s draft DCO

• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR

View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
15 December 2016
Deadline 8

Deadline for receipt of:

• Responses to comments on the ExA’s draft DCO

• Responses to comments on the RIES

• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the EPR

• Comments on any information submitted at deadline 7
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
28 December 2016
Close of Examination
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
28 December 2016
Examination closed