Silvertown Tunnel

This page provides a list of deadlines for responses and dates of events taking place during the examination. Please also refer to the rule 8 letter that was sent to interested parties at the start of the examination which sets out the timeframe.

Event DateDescription
 Date Passed
11 October 2016
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
12 October 2016
ISH - Development Consent Order
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
13 October 2016
Open Floor Hearing - Daytime
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
13 October 2016
Open Floor Hearing - Evening
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
18 October 2016
Rule 8 and Notification Letter
Issue by ExA of:

• Examination timetable
• First Written Questions (FWQ)
• Notification of hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) to be held in December
 Date Passed
15 November 2016
Deadline 1 for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on Relevant Representations
• Written representations (WRs) by all Interested Parties
• Local Impact Reports (LIRs) from any Local Authorities
• Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA
• Responses to ExA’s FWQ
• Comments on any revised application documents
• Notification of wish to make oral representations at ISHs
Notification of wish to make oral representations at subsequent OFHs
• Notification of wish to make oral representations at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
• Notification of wish to attend an ASI, suggested locations and justifications
• Notification by statutory parties of wish to be considered an Interested Party
• Any revised dDCO
• Any other information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
30 November 2016
Publication of Agendas and ASI Itinerary
Publication by ExA of:

• Agendas for ISH and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (CAH), and
• Itinerary for Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
 Date Passed
06 December 2016
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
07 December 2016
ISH - Traffic/Transport Modelling
Issue Specific Hearing on Traffic/Transport Modelling
 Date Passed
08 December 2016
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
14 December 2016
Deadline 2 for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on WRs
• Comments on LIRs
• Comments on responses to ExA’s FWQ
• Comments on responses to any revised application documents
• Revised dDCO if required
• Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
• Any other information requested by the ExA
• Comments on any further information previously requested by the ExA
• Further updated information from the Applicant
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 Date Passed
19 December 2016
Notification of Hearings and Compulsory Acquisition ASI
Issue by ExA of:

• Notifications of hearings to be held in January
 Date Passed
10 January 2017
Publication of Agendas and CA ASI Itinerary
Publication by ExA of:

• Agendas for ISHs and CAH, and
• Itinerary for Compulsory Acquisition ASI
 Date Passed
17 January 2017
ISH - Traffic/Transport Modelling, Forecasting and User Charging and Economic Issues
Issue Specific Hearing on Traffic/Transport Modelling, Forecasting and User Charging and Economic Issues
 Date Passed
18 January 2017
ISH - Air Quality, Noise and Other Environmental Issues
Issue Specific Hearing on Air Quality, Noise and Other Environmental Issues
 Date Passed
19 January 2017
ISH - Development Consent Order
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
20 January 2017
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing.
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (morning)
 Date Passed
20 January 2017
Compulsory Acquisition - ASI
Compulsory Acquisition - Accompanied Site Inspection (afternoon)
 Date Passed
27 January 2017
Deadline 3 for receipt by the ExA of:

• Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
• Comments on revised application documents
• Any further information requested by the ExA
• Comments on any further information previously requested by the ExA and/or submitted by the Applicant
• Any revised dDCO
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 Date Passed
10 February 2017
Second Written Questions and Hearing Notifications
Issue by ExA of:

• Second Written Questions (SWQ), and
• Notification of hearings to be held in March 2017
 Date Passed
06 March 2017
Deadline 4 for receipt by the ExA of:

• Responses to ExA’s SWQ
• Response to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
• Comments on any further information previously requested by the ExA including non-material change of application documents dated 12 January and 3 February 2017 by Applicant)
• Any updated dDCO

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 Date Passed
20 March 2017
Deadline 5 for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on responses to ExA’s SWQ
• Comments on any further information previously requested by the ExA
• Applicant’s report/summary of responses to notification on non-material changes to application documents dated 12 January and 3 February 2017 together with copies of the responses received by the Applicant
• Applicants response to comments received by Deadline 4 on non-material change to application documents, dated 12 January and 3 February 2017
• Response to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

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 Date Passed
20 March 2017
ExAs Procedural Decision and Notification Letter, and Publication of Agendas for Hearings
Issue by ExA of:

• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
• ExA’s dDCO

Publication by ExA of:

• Agenda for ISH, and
• Agenda for OFH/CAH
 Date Passed
28 March 2017
Issue Specific Hearing on any other outstanding issues including Environmental Matters
Issue Specific Hearing on any other outstanding issues including Environmental Matters (morning)
 Date Passed
28 March 2017
Open Floor Hearing
Open Floor Hearing (early evening)

Note: The OFH will commence following the close of the Issue Specific Hearing on any other outstanding issues including Environmental Matters, but not before 5.00pm
 Date Passed
29 March 2017
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (morning)
 Date Passed
29 March 2017
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order, and Other Matters of Legal Drafting
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order, and Other Matters of Legal Drafting (afternoon)

Note: The ISH will commence following the close of the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing, but not before 1.00pm
 Date Passed
05 April 2017
Deadline 6 for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on the RIES
• Comments on ExA’s dDCO
• Comments on Deadline 5 submissions received by the Applicant on non-material changes to application documents, including report/summary of responses to consultation
• Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
• Response to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
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 Date Passed
10 April 2017
Final deadline for submission of any responses/comments on information requested by the ExA for this deadline

• Applicant’s final dDCO
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 Date Passed
11 April 2017
Examination closed