The Sizewell C Project

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
10 March 2021
Procedural Deadline A

For receipt by the ExA of:
• Responses to the Rule 6 Letter
• Written submissions on Examination
procedure and timetable
• Requests to be heard orally at Preliminary
Meeting Part 1
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
07 April 2021
Procedural Deadline B

For receipt by the ExA of:
• Written submissions on Examination
procedure and timetable in response to
matters raised orally at Preliminary Meeting
Part 1
• Requests to be heard orally at Preliminary
Meeting Part 2
• Draft section 106 Agreement(s) (s.106),
s.106 Explanatory Memorandum and draft
Confirmation and Compliance Document
• Applicant’s draft itinerary for Accompanied
Site Inspection (ASI).
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
14 April 2021
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
21 April 2021
Examination Timetable and Written Questions
Issue by the ExA of:
• Examination Timetable
• The ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
 Date Passed
06 May 2021
Request for further information
Date reserved for issue by the ExA of:
• Any request for further information under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules (if required)
 Date Passed
12 May 2021
Deadline 1 (D1)
For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
- Comments on Applicant’s draft itinerary for ASI and suggested locations for site inspections (Accompanied or Unaccompanied), including justification, for consideration by the ExA
- Notification of wish to attend ASI
- Local Impact Reports (LIR) from any local authorities
- If needed, draft section 106 Agreement(s) (s.106), s.106 Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
- Notification of wish to speak at any Open Floor Hearing (OFH) (NOTE: notification of wish to speak at the OFHs w/c 17 May 2021 MUST be made on the appropriate form)
- Notification of wish to make oral representations at an Issue Specific Hearing (ISH)
- Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
- Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
 Date Passed
18 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1)
Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1)
 Date Passed
18 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2)
Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2)
 Date Passed
18 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH 3)
Open Floor Hearing 3 (OFH 3)
 Date Passed
19 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 4 (OFH 4)
Open Floor Hearing 4 (OFH 4)
 Date Passed
19 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 5 (OFH 5)
Open Floor Hearing 5(OFH5)
 Date Passed
19 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 6 (OFH 6)
Open Floor Hearing 6(OFH6)
 Date Passed
20 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 7 (OFH 7)
Open Floor Hearing 7 (OFH 7)
 Date Passed
20 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 8 (OFH 8)
Open Floor Hearing 8 (OFH 8)
 Date Passed
21 May 2021
Open Floor Hearing 9 (OFH 9)
Open Floor Hearing 9 (OFH 9)
 Date Passed
02 June 2021
Deadline 2 (D2)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Initial Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA
- Statement of Commonality of SoCG
- Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
- Comments by registered Interested Parties only on any updated application documents and Changed Application documents
- Comments on draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
- One dimensional modelling of Soft Coastal Defence Feature (SCDF)
- Design details and plans for Hard Coastal Defence Feature (HCDF)
- Responses to comments on RRs
- Applicant’s revised draft of DCO
- Updated DCO Signposting Document
- National Policy Statement (NPS) tracker
- Updated Navigation Document
- Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
- Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D1
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
 Date Passed
24 June 2021
Deadline 3 (D3).

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Operational modelling of Soft Coastal Defence Feature (SCDF)
- Comments on WRs
- Comments on LIRs
- Comments on SoCG
- Comments on responses to ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
- Comments on Applicant’s first revised draft DCO
- If needed, revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
- Updated NPS tracker
- Updated Navigation Document
- Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
- Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D2
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
 Date Passed
01 July 2021
Deadline 4 (D4)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
06 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
 Date Passed
07 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)
 Date Passed
08 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)
 Date Passed
09 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4)
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4)
 Date Passed
13 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5)
Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5)
 Date Passed
14 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6)
Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6)
 Date Passed
15 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7)
Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7)
 Date Passed
16 July 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 7 Part 2 (ISH7 Part 2)
Issue Specific Hearing 7 Part 2 (ISH7 Part 2)
 Date Passed
23 July 2021
Deadline 5 (D5)

For receipt by the ExA of:
Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
- Written Representations from additional affected persons, additional Interested Parties and Interested Parties on the proposed provision to compulsorily acquire the additional land
- Written Representations made by additional affected persons and additional Interested Parties on the application as a whole
- Notification of wish to speak at any Open Floor Hearing (OFH) by additional affected persons and additional Interested Parties
- Notification of a wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH) by additional affected persons
- Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
- Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Updated DCO Signposting Document
- If needed, comments on revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
- Updated NPS tracker
- Updated Navigation Document
- Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of
Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
- Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D3 and D4
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
 Date Passed
03 August 2021
Publication by the ExA of
Publication by the ExA of:
-Second Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
- ExA’s proposed commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the dDCO and s.106 documentation(if required)
 Date Passed
06 August 2021
Deadline 6 (D6)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Comments on any revised/updated SoCG
- Comments on WRs received at D5 from additional Interested Parties, Interested Parties and additional affected persons
Updated NPS tracker
- Updated Navigation Document
- Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
- Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D5
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
Make a submission against this deadline
 
17 August 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH 1) Part 1
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH 1) Part 1
 
18 August 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH 1) Part 2
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1(CAH 1) Part 2
 
19 August 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) Part 3
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) Part 3
 
20 August 2021
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) Part 4
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1) Part 4
 
24 August 2021
Open Floor Hearing 10 (OFH 10)
Open Floor Hearing 10 (OFH 10)
 
25 August 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH 8)
Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH 8)
 
26 August 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9)
Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9)
 
27 August 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10)
Issue Specific Hearing 10 (ISH10)
 
03 September 2021
Deadline 7 (D7)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
- Responses to the ExA’s Second Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
- If needed, revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
- Response to ExA’s commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the draft DCO and s.106 documentation (if required)
- Applicant’s revised draft DCO
- Updated DCO Signposting Document
- Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
- Updated NPS tracker
- Updated Navigation Document
- Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of
- Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
- Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D6
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
Make a submission against this deadline
 
09 September 2021
Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)

Publication by the ExA of:
• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
• ExA’s further commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the dDCO and s.106 documentation (if required)
• Third Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
 
13 September 2021
Dates reserved for Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (if required)
Dates reserved for Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (if required)

Dates reserved for:
• Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (if COVID-19 public health restrictions allow and if required)
• Open Floor Hearings (OFH) (if required)
• Issue Specific Hearings (ISH) (if required)
• Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (ISH) (if required)


From Monday 13 September 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021
 
20 September 2021
request for further information.
request for further information

Date reserved for issue by the ExA of:
•Any request for further information under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules (if required)
 
24 September 2021
Deadline 8 (D8)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case (if required)
- Responses to the ExA’s third Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
- Responses to ExA’s commentary on, or proposed schedule of changes to, the draft DCO and s.106 documentation (if required)
- If needed, comments on revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
- Updated Navigation Document
- Comments on any revised/updated SoCG
- Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
- Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Updated NPS tracker
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D7
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
Make a submission against this deadline
 
30 September 2021
Deadline 9 (D9)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on the RIES
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
Make a submission against this deadline
 
06 October 2021
Deadline 10 (D10)

For receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to the ExA’s third Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
- Final DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
- Final DCO Signposting Document
- Final updated Book of Reference
- Final SoCG
- Final Statement of Commonality of SoCG
- List of matters not agreed where SoCG could not be finalised
- Final Navigation Document
- Final Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
- Final SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
- Final NPS tracker
- Final signed and dated s.106, final s.106 Explanatory Memorandum and final Confirmation and Compliance Document
- Final ES signposting document
- Final Mitigation Route Map
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D8 and D9
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline
Make a submission against this deadline
 
14 October 2021
Deadline for close of examination