Hornsea Project 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
09 October 2018
Procedural Decision 1
Issue by the ExA of: • Examination Timetable • The ExA’s Written Questions
 Date Passed
07 November 2018
Deadline 1 Deadline for receipt of: • Applicant’s revised draft Development Consent Order (DCO) • Applicant’s Guide to the Application • Applicant’s Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) • Applicant’s Compulsory Acquisition (CA) schedule • Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs) • Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words • Written Representations (WRs) • Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words • Local Impact Reports from any local authorities • Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA • Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions • Comments on updated application documents • Comments on any additional submissions • Responses to further information requested by the ExA • Notification by Statutory Parties and certain Local Authorities who wish to be considered as an Interested Party • Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH) • Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH) • Notification of wish to make oral representations at an Issue Specific Hearing • Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI), suggested locations and justifications • Notification of wish to have future correspondence electronically
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 Date Passed
21 November 2018
Deadline 2 Deadline for receipt by the ExA of: • Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs • Comments on Local Impact Reports • Comments on responses to the ExA’s Written Questions • Responses to further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
03 December 2018
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing Date reserved to hold an OFH (if required) in Norwich
 Date Passed
04 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1) ISH1 into alternatives/design flexibility (offshore and onshore); onshore ecology; navigation/other offshore operations
 Date Passed
05 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2) ISH2 into offshore ecology
 Date Passed
06 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3) ISH3 into the draft DCO
 Date Passed
07 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 4
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4) ISH4 into other onshore matters
 Date Passed
14 December 2018
Deadline 3 • Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases • Comments on revised draft DCO • Responses to further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
20 December 2018
Procedural Decision 2
Publication by ExA of: • The ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
 Date Passed
15 January 2019
Deadline 4 Deadline for receipt of: • Applicant’s revised draft DCO • Applicant’s updated Guide to the Application • Applicant’s updated Statement of Commonality of SoCG • Responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required) • Updated SoCG • Responses to further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
23 January 2019
Deadline 5 • Comments on responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required) • Responses to further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
28 January 2019
Accopmanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI1) Date reserved to hold an ASI
 Date Passed
28 January 2019
Open Floor Hearing 2
Open Floor Hearing Date reserved to hold an OFH (if required) at location convenient to the northern part of the onshore cable route.
 Date Passed
29 January 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5) Date reserved to hold an ISH into environmental matters (if required)
 Date Passed
30 January 2019
Issue Speciifc Hearing 6
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH6) Date reserved to hold an ISH into the draft DCO
 Date Passed
31 January 2019
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH1) Date reserved to hold a CAH
 Date Passed
01 February 2019
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (if required)(CAH2) Date reserved to hold a CAH (if required)
 Date Passed
08 February 2019
Deadline 6 Deadline for receipt of: • Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases • Responses
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 Date Passed
21 February 2019
Procedural Decision 3
Publication by the ExA of: • Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
 Date Passed
26 February 2019
Procedural Decision 4
Publication by the ExA of: • The ExA’s draft DCO schedule of changes (if required)
 Date Passed
05 March 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection 2
Reserved for Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI2)
 Date Passed
06 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 7
ISH7 into offshore ecology
 Date Passed
07 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 8
ISH 8 into aviation, shipping and effects on oil and gas operations
 Date Passed
08 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 9
ISH9 - Part 1 into cumulative traffic impacts and related mitigation measures; Part 2 into the draft DCO
 Date Passed
14 March 2019
Deadline 7 Deadline for receipt of: • Applicant’s updated Guide to the Application • Applicant’s updated Statement of Commonality of SoCGs • Comments on the ExA’s draft DCO schedule of changes (if required) • Comments on the RIES • Updated SoCGs • Responses to further information requested by the ExA • Post hearing submissions (if required)
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 Date Passed
19 March 2019
Procedural Decision 5
Time reserved for issue by the ExA of: • Any further information requests under Rule 17 (if required)
 Date Passed
22 March 2019
Deadline 8 Deadline for receipt of: • Written Representations • Comments on responses to written questions (if required) • Notification of wish to be heard at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing or Open Floor Hearing
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 Date Passed
25 March 2019
Open Floor Hearing 3
Open Floor Hearing (evening)
 Date Passed
26 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing
Further Issue Specific Hearing and further Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
26 March 2019
Deadline 9 Deadline for receipt of: • Applicant’s final updated Guide to the Application • Final DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report • Applicant’s final CA Schedule • Applicant’s final updated version of the Book of Reference • Applicant’s final Statement of Commonality of SoCGs • Responses to comments on the ExA’s draft DCO schedule of changes (if required) • Responses to comments on the RIES • Final SoCGs • Responses to further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
01 April 2019
Deadline 10 Deadline for receipt of: • Comments on Written Representations • Comments on responses to Written Questions (if required) • Summary of Oral Submissions at Hearings
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 Date Passed
02 April 2019
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
02 April 2019
Examination closed