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
13 March 2018
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
20 March 2018
Issue by the Examining Authority (ExA) of:
• Examination Timetable;
• The ExA’s Written Questions
 Date Passed
27 March 2018
Deadline for the receipt of:
• Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
• Notification of wish to speak at an Issue Specific Hearing
• Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing
• Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI), suggested locations and justifications
• Notification by statutory parties of wish to be considered as an Interested Party
• Notification of wish to have future correspondence electronically

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 Date Passed
03 April 2018
• Any notification of hearings
 Date Passed
17 April 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
• Written Representations (WRs)
• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
• Local Impact Reports (LIR) from any local authorities
• Statements of Common Ground(s) (SoCGs) requested by the ExA
• Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions
• Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case

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 Date Passed
01 May 2018
Issue Specific Hearing
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
02 May 2018
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
03 May 2018
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (if required)
 Date Passed
03 May 2018
Issue Specific Hearing
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
17 May 2018
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
• Revised draft DCO from Applicant
• Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
• Responses to any further information requested by the ExA

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 Date Passed
31 May 2018
• The ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
 Date Passed
05 June 2018
• Any notification of hearings (if required)
 Date Passed
14 June 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
• Comments on Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if required)
• Comments on Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case

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 Date Passed
05 July 2018
for Issue Specific and any other Hearings (if required)
 Date Passed
11 July 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (if required)
• Applicant’s revised draft DCO
• Responses to further information requested by the ExA
• Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case

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 Date Passed
31 July 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on the draft DCO (if required)

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 Date Passed
09 August 2018
For issue by the ExA of:
• Any further information requests under Rule 17 (if required)
 Date Passed
23 August 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to comments on the draft DCO (if required)
• Responses to further information requested by the ExA
• Final draft DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the statutory instrument (SI) template with the SI template validation report

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 Date Passed
13 September 2018
Examination closed