Medworth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility

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 February 2023
Procedural Deadline A

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Written submissions on the Examination Procedure and Timetable
- Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting
- Request to participate in the Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) on 22 February 2023 (See Annex F of this letter)
- Requests to participate at the Open Floor Hearings (OFH1 or OFH2), on 22 and 23 February 2023, including which OFH you wish to speak at (See Annex G of this letter)
- Suggested locations for site inspections (Accompanied and/or Unaccompanied), including reason for nomination, issues to be observed and whether the location(s) can the observed and accessed through public land
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 Date Passed
21 February 2023
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
22 February 2023
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH) 1
 Date Passed
22 February 2023
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing (OFH) 1
 Date Passed
23 February 2023
Open Floor Hearing 2
Open Floor Hearing (OFH) 2
 Date Passed
10 March 2023
Deadline 1
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs) (see Annex H of this letter)
- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words (see Annex H of this letter)
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases as
heard on OFH1, OFH2 and ISH1
- Applicant’s draft itinerary for Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (if
required)
- Local Impact Report(s) (LIRs)
- Draft Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) (see Annex H of this letter)
- Draft Statement of Commonality (SoC) of SoCG (see Annex H of this letter)
- The Compulsory Acquisitions (CA) Schedule (see Annex H of this letter)
- Draft National Policy Statement (NPS) Tracker (see Annex H of this letter)
- Draft Application Document Tracker (see Annex H of this letter)
- Updated BoR and schedule of changes to the BoR in clear and tracked versions
- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
- Requests by Interested Parties to be heard at a subsequent Open Floor
Hearing (OFH)
- Requests by Affected Persons (defined in section 59(4) of the Planning Act 2008) to be heard at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
- Comments on any information/submissions accepted by the ExA
 Date Passed
24 March 2023
Deadline 2
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Response to the ExA’s ExQ1
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Comments on LIR(s)
- Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers
- An updated version of the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) in clean, tracked and Word versions (if required as a result of the ExA’s ExQ1)
- Updated BoR and schedule of changes to the BoR (if required) in clear and tracked versions
- Comments on the Applicant’s draft itinerary for the ASI
- Draft Application Document Tracker (if required)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
- Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 1
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 Date Passed
12 April 2023
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2)
On the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
13 April 2023
Compulsory Acquisitions Hearing (CAH1)
Compulsory Acquisitions Hearing (CAH1)
 Date Passed
13 April 2023
Compulsory Acquisitions Hearing (CAH2)
Compulsory Acquisitions Hearing (CAH2)
 Date Passed
25 April 2023
Deadline 3
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
- Comments on WRs
- Updated SoCG
- Updated SoC
- An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions (if required as
a result of the ExA’s commentary)
- Updated BoR and schedule of changes to the BoR (if required)
- Updated CA Schedule (if required)
- Comments on dDCO
- Comments on responses to ExQ1
- Draft Application Document Tracker (if required)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination
Rules
- Comments on any further information/submissions received by
Deadline 2
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 Date Passed
28 April 2023
Publication by the ExA of
Publication by the ExA of:
ExA’s final itinerary for the ASI (if required)
 Date Passed
09 May 2023
Publication by the ExA of RIES
Publication by the ExA of:
• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) and any associated
questions (if required)
 Date Passed
11 May 2023
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
 Date Passed
16 May 2023
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3)
On Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
17 May 2023
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4)
On Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
18 May 2023
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
On Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
25 May 2023
Deadline 4
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
- Updated Status of negotiations with Statutory Undertakers
- Updated CA Schedule (if required)
- Comments on the RIES (if published)
- Requests by Affected Persons (defined in section 59(4) of the Planning Act 2008) to be heard at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
- Requests by Interested Parties to be heard at a subsequent Open Floor
Hearing (OFH) and participate at an Issue Specific Hearing (ISH)
- Draft Application Document Tracker (if required)
- Updated Guide to the Application in clean and tracked versions
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
- Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 3
 Date Passed
05 June 2023
Publication by the ExA of ExQ2
Publication by the ExA of:
* The ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
* ExA’s commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the dDCO (if required)
 Date Passed
16 June 2023
Deadline 5
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Responses to ExQ2 (if published)
- Updated SoCG
- Updated SoC
- Draft Application Document Tracker (if required)
- Comments on the ExA’s commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the draft DCO (if required)
- An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions (if required as a result of the previously held Hearings)
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
- Comments on any further information/submissions received by
Deadline 4
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 Date Passed
26 June 2023
Dates reserved (if required)
Week commencing 26 June 2023
Dates reserved (if required) for:
• Any Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
• Any Issue Specific Hearing
• Any Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
26 June 2023
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH6)
Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6) on Environmental Matters – landscape and visual effects;
biodiversity (if required); and traffic and transport
 Date Passed
27 June 2023
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH7)
Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7) on Environmental Matters – Waste issues and cumulative effects
 Date Passed
29 June 2023
Compulsory Acquisitions Hearing (CAH3)
Compulsory Acquisitions Hearing (CAH3)
 Date Passed
29 June 2023
Open Floor Hearing 3
Open Floor Hearing 3
 Date Passed
12 July 2023
Deadline 6
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to ExQ2 (if published)
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions (if required)
- Final SoCG
- Final SoC
- List of matters not agreed where SoCG could not be finalised
- Updated Status of negotiations with Statutory Undertakers
- Final Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers
- An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions (if required)
- Comments on the dDCO
- Draft Application Document Tracker (if required)
- Updated Guide to the Application in clean and tracked versions
- Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 5
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules
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 Date Passed
21 July 2023
Publication by the ExA of ExQ
Publication by the ExA of:
• ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
 Date Passed
04 August 2023
Deadline 7
- Response to Further Written Questions (if published)
- Final DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
- Final updated BoR and schedule of changes to BoR
- Final Guide to the Application
- Final Status of Negotiations CA Schedule
- Final NPS tracker
- Comments on the REIS and responses to any associated questions (if published)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 6
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
 Date Passed
11 August 2023
Deadline 7a (D7a)
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Representations on the Applicant’s changes to the Application received on 05 June 2023 (Examination Library references [AS-017] to [AS-030])
 Date Passed
18 August 2023
Deadline 8
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to further Written Questions (if published)
- Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 7 and Deadline 7a
- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
 Date Passed
21 August 2023
End of Examination
End of Examination
 Date Passed
21 August 2023
Examination closed