Thames Tideway Tunnel

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 September 2013
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
23 September 2013
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Submission by the Applicant of the proposed changes. Such submissions to include all consequential changes of for example: Land Plans; the Book of Reference; Statement of Reasons and environmental information
Submission by Applicant of all documents relating to the Applicant’s proposed corrections and omissions to the application including all environmental information and other supporting information
Statutory Parties (SP) written confirmation that they wish to be considered as an Interested Party (IP)
Persons in certain categories with interests in land written request to the ExA to become an IP (using the prescribed form)39
Submission by any SP or IP of corrections and omissions in relation to a Relevant Representation or for a SP who wishes to be considered as an IP an initial submission about the application. This includes the initial submission details by IPs who advised in their Relevant Representation that additional information would be provided
Any representations relating to locations to view at or near the site and in the surrounding area that IPs consider are important and relevant for the ExA to better understand representations made or to see land and interests where there is no other opportunity to gain public access.
Notification of wish by IPs to make oral
representations on the specific issue or issues being examined at an Issue Specific (IS) hearing, relating to the rationale for the selection of work sites and drive strategies
Notification of wish to be heard at an open floor (OF) hearing by IPs and any representation about the potential location of such hearings
Notification of wish to be heard at a Compulsory Acquisition (CA) hearing by Affected Persons (APs)
Notification of wish by IPs to make oral
representations on the specific issue or issues being examined at identified IS hearings, relating to the draft development consent order (DCO), requirements,any s106 undertaking and related LIR matters
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 Date Passed
26 September 2013
Issue by the ExA of:
Procedural timetable
First written questions
First request for Statements of Common Ground (SoCG)
Note of preliminary meeting
Publication by the Planning Inspectorate of the Applicant’s proposed changes
 Date Passed
03 October 2013
Availability of Applicant’s proposed corrections/omissions and other IP or SP submissions for public inspection at notified locations
 Date Passed
07 October 2013
Deadline for any written submissions on whether the Applicant’s changes as submitted are substantial and whether they would amount to a different application. Any submissions should set out the reasoning for any response
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 Date Passed
15 October 2013
The ExA’s decision on whether the Applicant’s proposed changes will be accepted will be notified to Parties by publication on the Planning Inspectorate, National Infrastructure, Thames Tideway Tunnel project page of the Planning Portal website
Issue of final notification by the ExA of date, time and place for:
OF hearings
Three IS hearings relating to the draft development consent order (DCO), requirements, any s106 undertaking and related LIR matters
CA hearings and Statutory Undertaker and special category land hearings
IS hearing relating to the rationale for the selection of work sites and drive strategies matters
Accompanied site visit to limited access sites
 Date Passed
29 October 2013
Site Visit (Accompanied) 1
Accompanied site visit on 29 October 2013
 Date Passed
04 November 2013
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
For any RRs or initial submissions that exceeded 1500 words a summary should be provided
Comments on any omissions, errata or
supplementary information submitted for the September deadline
Written Representations (WRs) by all IPs
Any summaries of WRs, for WRs that exceed 1500 words
Local Impact Report (LIR) by all local authorities
Responses to ExA’s first written questions
SoCG requested on or before Thursday 26 September 2013
Any draft s106 agreements or other agreements or programmes
Any submissions in relation to Statutory Undertakers’ land (s127 pa 2008) and extinguishment of rights, and removal of apparatus, of Statutory Undertakers etc. (s138 pa 2008)
Any written confirmation required from the Crown in relation to s135 PA 2008 providing documentary confirmation that no interests are engaged and/or the Crown authority consents
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 Date Passed
11 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Introductory Session Carnwarth Road Riverside and alternative drive strategy, followed by Barn Elms and Putney
 Date Passed
12 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Chambers Wharf and Alternative Drive Strategy
 Date Passed
13 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Deptford Church Street
 Date Passed
14 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 4
King Edward Memorial Park
 Date Passed
15 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Other submissions on alternative sites proposed by interested parties
 Date Passed
19 November 2013
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
20 November 2013
Open Floor Hearing 2
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
21 November 2013
Open Floor Hearing 3
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
22 November 2013
Open Floor Hearing 4
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
23 November 2013
Open Floor Hearing 5
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
26 November 2013
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Written summaries of the cases put orally at the hearings held on and between Monday 11 and Saturday 23 November 2013
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 Date Passed
26 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 6
First hearing on the DCO requirements, any s106 undertakings and related LIR matters
 Date Passed
27 November 2013
Issue Specific Hearing 7
Issue Specific Hearings
 Date Passed
28 November 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
29 November 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
02 December 2013
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Written summaries of the cases put orally at the hearings held on and between Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November 2013
Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs
Comments on LIRs
Comments on responses to first written questions and initial requested and first requested SoCG
Comments on any submissions in relation to
Statutory Undertakers’ land (s127 pa 2008) and extinguishment of rights, and removal of apparatus of Statutory Undertakers etc. (s138 pa 2008)
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 Date Passed
03 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
04 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 4
Compulsory Acquistion Hearing
 Date Passed
05 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
06 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 6
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
10 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 7
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
11 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 8
Compusory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
12 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 9
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
13 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 10
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
17 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 11
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
18 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 12
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
19 December 2013
Issue by the ExA of:
Second written questions
Second requested SoCG
Issue of final notification by the ExA of date, time and place for:
The accompanied site visit
In the event that the ExA decides during the progress of the examination that they are needed, any other:
OF hearings
IS hearings
CA hearings and Statutory Undertaker and special category land hearings
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 Date Passed
19 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 13
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
20 December 2013
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 14
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
23 December 2013
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Written summaries of the cases put orally at the hearings held on and between Thursday 28 November and Friday 20 December 2013
 Date Passed
13 January 2014
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Responses to ExA’s second written questions
Second requested SoCG
Any draft s106 agreements or other agreements or programmes
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 Date Passed
14 January 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 15
Compulsory Acquisition Hearings
 Date Passed
15 January 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 16
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
16 January 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 17
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
17 January 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 18
Compulsory Acquistion Hearing, Glaziers Hall
 Date Passed
20 January 2014
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Any written summaries of the cases put orally at the hearings held on and between Tuesday 14 and Friday 17 January 2014
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 Date Passed
20 January 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 8
Second hearing on the DCO requirements, any s106 undertakings and related LIR matters
 Date Passed
21 January 2014
Publication by the ExA of any:
Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) for consultation
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 Date Passed
21 January 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 9
Issue Specific Hearing
 Date Passed
22 January 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 10
Issue specific hearing on site selection and drive strategy
 Date Passed
23 January 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 11
Issue Specific Hearing on site selection and drive strategy
 Date Passed
24 January 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 12
Issue Specific Hearing on Traffic and Transport
 Date Passed
27 January 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 19
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
28 January 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 20
Compulsory Acquistion Hearing
 Date Passed
29 January 2014
Open Floor Hearing 6
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
29 January 2014
Site Visit (Accompanied) 2
Accompanied site visit on the 29 - 31 January
 Date Passed
30 January 2014
Open Floor Hearing 7
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
03 February 2014
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Comments on responses to second written questions and second requested SoCG
Written summaries of the cases put orally at any hearings held on and between Monday 20 and Tuesday 28 January 2014
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 Date Passed
03 February 2014
Open Floor Hearing 8
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
04 February 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 13
Issue Specific Hearing on Noise and Vibration
 Date Passed
05 February 2014
Open Floor Hearing 9
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
05 February 2014
Open Floor Hearing 10
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
06 February 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 14
Third hearing on the DCO requirements, any s106 undertaking and related LIR matters
 Date Passed
12 February 2014
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Written summaries of the cases put orally at any hearings held on and between Monday 3 and Friday 7 February 2014
Any outstanding SoCG
Completed s106 and any other agreements or programmes to be taken into account by the ExA and Secretary of State
Any final written confirmation required from the Crown in relation to s135 PA 2008 providing documentary confirmation that no interests are engaged and/or the Crown authority consents
Updated draft DCO
Consultation response to any RIES published by the ExA.
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 Date Passed
20 February 2014
Publication by the ExA of:
Any outstanding submitted SoCG
Completed s106 and any other agreements or programmes
Updated draft DCO in the final form that the
Applicant wishes it to be made
Responses to any RIES consultation.
Issue by the ExA of:
Any request for additional information by the ExA
Request for comments on the published
documentation
 Date Passed
20 February 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 15
Resumption of adjourned IS hearing noise and vibration
 Date Passed
21 February 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 16
Resumption of adjourned third IS hearing on the draft DCO and related matters
 Date Passed
27 February 2014
Site Visit (Accompanied) 3
Accompanied site visit to St Paul's Church Deptford (rescheduled as the church and grounds were being used during the time of the previous accompanied site visit to Deptford)
 Date Passed
03 March 2014
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Comments on any outstanding submitted SoCG
Comments on any submitted completed s106 and any other agreements to be taken into account by the ExA and Secretary of State
Comments on any updated draft DCO
Comments on any responses to RIES consultation
Any final written submissions by any IP or SP
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 Date Passed
11 March 2014
All final written responses from the Applicant, any Interested Party, Affected Person or Statutory Party
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 Date Passed
12 March 2014
The ExA is under a duty to complete the examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the last day of the preliminary meeting
 Date Passed
12 March 2014
Examination closed