Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm

What happens next

The Examining Authority issued a Recommendation Report to the Secretary of State on 02 July 2019. The Secretary of State has set a new deadline for the decision for this application which is 31 March 2020.

Timeline (49 items)

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The Secretary of State’s response to Applicant’s letter dated 8 October 2019 has been published.

31 October 2019
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The Applicant has sought clarification from the Secretary of State on certain matters set out in her letter of 27 September 2019 before they can provide further submissions to fulfil the requirements of the consultation. The Secretary of State has confirmed she will be responding to the Applicant in due course on these matters.

17 October 2019
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The Ministry of Defence has responded to The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s request for further comments.

25 July 2019
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The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has requested further comments from the Ministry of Defence.

10 July 2019
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
02 July 2019
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03 April 2019
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Examination ends

02 April 2019
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28 March 2019
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The Audio for Open Floor Hearing 2 (28 January 2019) has been published.

27 March 2019
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The Examining Authority has requested further information from:

Ørsted Hornsea Project Three (UK) Ltd
Norfolk County Council
Natural England

19 March 2019
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Agendas for the hearings taking place between 25 and 26 March 2019 have been published:

Agenda for Open Floor Hearing 3
Agenda for Further Issue Specific Hearing
Agenda for Further Compulsory Acquisition Hearing

Deadline 7 Submissions have also been published.

15 March 2019
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The notification letter for the hearings taking place between 25 and 26 March and the procedural decisions relating to the additional land and to amend the time table has been published.

Please note that the Issue Specific Hearing on Friday 8th March 2019 will commence at 9am (doors open at 8:30am) and not at 9.30.

07 March 2019
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06 March 2019
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The Report on the Implications for European Sites has now been published.

21 February 2019
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20 February 2019
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Deadline 6 Submissions have now been published and added to the Examination Library.

13 February 2019
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Following the Examining Authority’s decision to accept the Additional Land Application for examination, comments are now invited on the Applicant’s proposed provision before Thursday 28 February 2019. Any comments must be made on the Registration and Relevant Representation Form and must relate to the Applicant’s application for Additional Land only.

The Examination Authority has issued a procedural decision regarding the Applicant’s proposed design changes to the original application.

The Examination Authority has issued a procedural decision to accept the proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land as part of the application.

24 January 2019
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Deadline 4 Submissions have now been published and the Exam Library has been updated.

23 January 2019
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Please note that the meeting point for the Accompanied Site Inspection on the 28 January 2019 is the car park at Lakenham Hewett RFC, Main Rd, Swardeston, Norwich NR14 8DU and not the Norwich Rugby Club car park as originally advised.

20 December 2018
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The Examining Authority’s Further Written Questions has been published.

20 December 2018
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A new hearing notice has been published. Read the notice

19 December 2018
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Deadline 3 Submissions have been published.

18 December 2018
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Please note a number of documents were omitted from the Examination Library following publication of the Deadline 1 documents, these have now been published and are available. In relation to Deadline 2, please note documents REP2–014 and REP2–015 have today been republished to include annexes that were omitted from the original publication.

Hearing agendas have now been published.

27 November 2018
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Hearing agendas have now been published.

27 November 2018
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The submissions for Deadline 2 have now been published.

23 November 2018
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The submissions for Deadline 1 have now been published.

09 November 2018
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07 November 2018
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05 November 2018
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The note of the Preliminary Meeting has been published.

25 October 2018
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The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

09 October 2018
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The recording of the Preliminary hearing has now been published.

03 October 2018
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Preliminary Meeting takes place
02 October 2018
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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.

04 September 2018
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The Relevant Representations submitted by the parties listed in the Applicant’s letter dated 25 July 2018, have been published.

03 September 2018
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The applicant has sent us a letter, explaining that some of the notifications that they sent about the opportunity to make relevant representations were returned undelivered. The applicant has sent further notifications to those parties only, and has allowed more time for them to make their representations by 23 August 2018. If you have received a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at [email protected].

The relevant representations received up until 22 July 2018 have been published and any relevant representations received from those parties set out in the letter above, will be published when the further deadline has passed.

27 July 2018
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Relevant representations published on the website
26 July 2018
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Registration of interested parties closes
22 July 2018
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Registration of interested parties begins
14 June 2018
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The application has been accepted for examination

08 June 2018
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
08 June 2018
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
14 May 2018