East Anglia TWO Offshore Windfarm

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 October 2020
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
07 October 2020
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing 1
 Date Passed
08 October 2020
Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2)
Open Floor Hearing 2
 Date Passed
09 October 2020
Examination Timetable and Written Questions (ExQ1)
Issue by the ExA of:
• Examination Timetable
• The ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
 Date Passed
09 October 2020
Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH3)
Open Floor Hearing 3.
 Date Passed
12 October 2020
Examination Timetable and Written Questions (ExQ1)
Issue by the ExA of:
• Examination Timetable
• The ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
 
02 November 2020
Deadline 1
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
•Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)
•Notification of wish to speak at Issue Specific Hearings 1 and 2 (ISH1 and ISH2)
•Notification of wish to speak at any further Open Floor Hearing (OFH) to be held in the remainder of the Examination (if a request has not already submitted )
•Notification of digital exclusion: identification of exceptional reasons why an Interested Party cannot participate in a virtual event
•Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for site inspections for consideration by the ExA
•Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
•Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an Interested Party (IP) by the ExA
•Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
•Notification by the Applicant of intent to make any non-material or material changes
•Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs) (if not already submitted)
•Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
•Written Representations (WRs)
•Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
•Local Impact Reports (LIR) from any local authorities
•Responses to the ExAs Written Questions (ExQ1)
•Comments on any updated application documents
•Applicant’s Tracking Lists prepared under Procedural Decisions 12, 13, and 14 (Annex B1)
•Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) and Commonality requested by the ExA under Procedural Decision 15 (Annex B1)
•Draft Itinerary to be provided by the Applicant for any ASI
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
05 November 2020
Open Floor Hearing 4 (OFH4)
Open Floor Hearing 4
 
06 November 2020
Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH5)
Open Floor Hearing 5
 
17 November 2020
Deadline 2
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Comments on WRs
•Comments on responses to RRs
•Comments on LIRs
•Comments on any SoCG
•Comments on responses to the ExAs Written Questions (ExQ1)
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 1
•Post hearing submissions
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
26 November 2020
Further Written Questions (ExQ2)
Publication by ExA of:
•Further Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
 
01 December 2020
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)
 
01 December 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)

Biodiversity and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
 
02 December 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)

Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 December 2020

Onshore siting, design and construction
 
04 December 2020
Reserved for ISH1A, ISH2A and CAH1A
Time reserved for
ISH1 A, ISH2 A and CAH1 A (if required)
 
15 December 2020
Deadline 3
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case (if required)
•Responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
•The Applicants revised draft DCO (dDCO)
•Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 2
•Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2)
•Notification of wish to speak at any Issue Specific Hearings w/c 18 and 25 January 2021
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
13 January 2021
Deadline 4
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Comments on the Applicant’s revised dDCO
•Comments on responses to ExQ2 (if required)
•Comments on any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 3
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
18 January 2021
Hearing Events and Accompanied Site Inspection
Hearing Events (w/c 18 & 25 January 2021)
Dates reserved to hold any:
•Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) (if required)
•Issue Specific Hearings (if required)
•Open Floor Hearings (if required)
•Accompanied Site Inspection(s)(if COVID-19 public health restrictions allow)
 
03 February 2021
Deadline 5
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case (if required) and submissions if there are any outstanding matters requiring to be heard
•The Applicant’s revised dDCO
•Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
•Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 4
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
12 February 2021
Further Written Questions (ExQ3)
Publication by ExA of:
•Further Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
•The ExA’s preferred dDCO or commentary on the dDCO (if required)
 
23 February 2021
Deadline 6
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
•Comments on the ExA’s preferred dDCO or commentary on the dDCO (if required)
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 5
•Notification of wish to speak at Exceptional Issue Specific Hearing (EISH) (if required)
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExAs for this deadline
 
24 February 2021
Open Floor Hearings
Time reserved for Open Floor Hearings (OFHs) (if required)
Wednesday 24 February and Thursday 25 February 2021 (half days)
 
04 March 2021
Deadline 7
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Comments on responses to ExQ3 (if required)
•Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
•Final Applicant’s Tracking Lists prepared under Procedural Decisions 12, 13, and 14 (Annex F)
•Final dDCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report (under Procedural Decision 19 (Annex F)
•Final updated version of the Book of Reference (under Procedural Decision 19 (Annex F))
•Final CA schedule (identifying any unresolved objections)
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 6
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExAs for this deadline
 
04 March 2021
Further Written Questions (ExQ4) and RIES
Publication by ExA of:
•Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
•Further Written Questions (ExQ4) (if required)
 
08 March 2021
Exceptional Issue Specific Hearing
Hearing Events (w/c 8 March 2021)

Dates reserved to hold any:
•Exceptional Issue Specific Hearing (EISH) (if required) .
 
25 March 2021
Deadline 8
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
•Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case (if required)
•Responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ4) (if required)
•Comments on the RIES
•Final Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) and Commonality requested by the ExA under Procedural Decision 15 (Annex F) also listing matters not agreed (in circumstances where a SoCG could not be finalised.
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 7
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExAs for this deadline
 
06 April 2021
Deadline 9 (midday)
•Comments on responses to ExQ4 (if required)
•Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 8
•Responses to any further information requested by the ExAs for this deadline
 
06 April 2021
Completion 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.
 
06 April 2021
Deadline for close of examination