Norfolk Boreas

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
12 November 2019
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
13 November 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
13 November 2019
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
14 November 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters including HRA
 Date Passed
19 November 2019
Issue by the ExA of
• Rule 8 Letter
• Examination Timetable
• A Compulsory Acquisition Objections schedule
• Written Questions
 Date Passed
25 November 2019
Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt of:
• Submission of post-hearing documents including any written submissions of oral case
• Revised draft DCO and Schedule of Changes
• Applicant’s updated HRA Matrices to inform the RIES
• Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for site inspections for consideration by the ExA
• Notification by Statutory Parties of wish to be considered an Interested Party
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
10 December 2019
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt of:
• Written Representations
• Summaries of Relevant Representations
exceeding 1500 words
• Summaries of all Written Representations exceeding 1500 words
• Local Impact Reports
• Responses to ExA’s Written Questions
• Initial Statements of Common Ground
• Schedule of Mitigation
• Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory
Acquisition Hearing
• Notification of wish to make oral
representations at the Issue Specific Hearings
in January 2020
• Notification of wish to speak at Open Floor
Hearing
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
19 December 2019
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to ExA’s Written
Questions
• Comments on Written Representations
• Comments on LIRs
• Comments on the updated HRA Matrices
• Updated Guide to the Application
• Implications for the Norfolk Boreas Application
for Development Consent of any SoS decision
on the Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Windfarm
application;
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
24 December 2019
Notification by the ExA of
further hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
21 January 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Issue Specific Hearing on onshore effects including the
draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
22 January 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 4
Issue Specific Hearing on offshore effects including the
draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
23 January 2020
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
30 January 2020
Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt of:
• Post hearing submissions from hearings
• Revised draft DCO and Schedule of Changes
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
12 February 2020
Publication by the ExA
Further Written Questions
 Date Passed
18 February 2020
Notification by the ExA
Further hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
26 February 2020
Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to Further Written Questions
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
05 March 2020
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to Further Written Questions
• An Updated Compulsory Acquisition Objections schedule
• Updated Statements of Common Ground
• Updated Guide to the Application
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
23 March 2020
Issue of third round of written questions
 Date Passed
31 March 2020
Deadline 7

Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to third round of written questions
• Revised draft DCO and Schedule of Changes
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
07 April 2020
Publication by the ExA of
The Report on Implications for European Sites
(RIES)
 Date Passed
08 April 2020
Deadline 8

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to third round of written questions
• Comments on revised draft DCO and Schedule of Changes
• Updated Statements of Common Ground
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
28 April 2020
Publication by the ExA of
Fourth round of Written Questions
 Date Passed
29 April 2020
Deadline 9
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on the RIES
• Updated Guide to the Application
• Updated Statements of Common Ground
• Submissions on the implications for the Norfolk
Boreas Application of the representations made in
relation to the SoS consultation on the Norfolk
Vanguard and any other relevant offshore Wind
Farm applications
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
06 May 2020
Deadline 10
Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to comments on the RIES
• Responses to fourth round of written questions
• Updated draft DCO and Schedule of Changes
• Updated Statements of Common Ground
• Updated Compulsory Acquisition Objections
schedule
• Comments on the submissions on the implications
for the Norfolk Boreas Application of the
representations made in relation to the SoS
consultation on the Norfolk Vanguard and any
other relevant offshore Wind Farm applications
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
11 May 2020
Deadline 11
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to fourth round of written
questions
• Final draft DCO and Schedule of Changes to be
submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with
the SI template validation report
• Final Note on Requirements and Conditions in the
Development Consent Order
• Final Guide to the Application
• Final Compulsory Acquisition Objections schedule
• Final signed Statements of Common Ground (or
confirmatory email if parties are unable to sign it)
• Final updated version of the Book of Reference
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
19 May 2020
Publication by the ExA of the
Publication by the ExA of:

• Rule 8(3) change to the timetable and questionnaire on the use of teleconferencing and/or video conferencing technologies for hearings
 Date Passed
26 May 2020
Deadline 12

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Responses to the questionnaire on the use of teleconferencing and /or video conferencing technologies for hearings
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
02 June 2020
Publication
Publication by the ExA of notification of date, time and outline arrangements for virtual hearings on 30 June - 3 July 2020 and 7 - 10 July 2020 and of reserved virtual hearings on 14 - 17 July 2020 and 21 - 24 July 2020
 Date Passed
02 July 2020
Open Floor Hearing 2
Virtual Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
14 July 2020
Open Floor Hearing 3a
Virtual Open Floor Hearing - Oulton area
 Date Passed
15 July 2020
Open Floor Hearing 3b
Virtual Open Floor Hearing - Necton area
 Date Passed
16 July 2020
Open Floor Hearing 3c
Virtual Open Floor Hearing - Cawston area
 Date Passed
17 July 2020
Open Floor Hearing 3d
Virtual Open Floor Hearing - Happisburgh area
 Date Passed
21 July 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 5a
Virtual Issue Specific Hearing - offshore ornithology
 Date Passed
22 July 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 5b
Virtual Issue Specific Hearing - Haisborough Hammond and Winterton Special Area of Conservation
 Date Passed
23 July 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 5c
Virtual Issue Specific Hearing - Marine Mammals
 Date Passed
24 July 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 5d
Virtual Issue Specific Hearing - Draft Development Consent Order and other matters
 Date Passed
29 July 2020
Deadline 13

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Written summaries of oral contributions at Hearings (if required)
• Post hearing submissions requested by the ExA (if required)
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
11 August 2020
Publication by
Publication by the ExA of:

• Fifth round of Written Questions
 Date Passed
25 August 2020
Deadline 14

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Responses to fifth round of Written Questions
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
01 September 2020
Deadline 15

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on responses to fifth round of Written Questions
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
28 September 2020
Deadline 16
Deadline for receipt of:
• Details of updated compensatory measures for Flamborough and Filey Coast SPA from the Applicant and Natural England
• Update on the agreed mechanism for managing underwater noise in the Southern North Sea from Natural England and the MMO
• Comments on responses to Deadline 15
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
07 October 2020
Deadline 17

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to Deadline 16
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
12 October 2020
Deadline 18

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Final draft DCO, Explanatory Memorandum and Schedule of Changes to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
• Final Guide to the Application
• Final Note on Requirements and Conditions in the Development Consent Order
• Final updated version of the Book of Reference
• Final Statements of Common Ground with confirmatory email from relevant party, or confirmation that the Final SoCGs submitted at Deadline 11 (11 May) remain unchanged
• Final Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
• Any other information as requested by the ExA
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
12 October 2020
Examination closed