What happens next

Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.

Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.

10/11/2022 - Deadline for close of examination. See the Examination Timetable for further information.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (40 items)

The Examining Authority has issued a letter notifying parties of hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection w/c 17 October 2022 (PDF, 292 KB). The letter also amends the timetable and requests further information.

The Deadline 8 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 1.5MB) has been updated.

22 September 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a letter notifying parties of hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection w/c 17 October 2022 (PDF, 292 KB). The letter also amends the timetable and requests further information.

The Report on the Implications for European Sites has been published (PDF, 391 KB).

The Examining Authority carried out an Unaccompanied Site Inspection on Tuesday 13 September (PDF, 106 KB)

16 September 2022

The Examining Authority has issued its Procedural Decision (PDF, 193 KB) to accept the Applicants’ changes submitted on 23 August 2022 (PDF, 219 KB). Any representations on the proposed changes should be provided by Deadline 8 (20 September 2022) and any comments on representations by Deadline 9 (6 October 2022).

06 September 2022

The Deadline 7 submissions have been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 1.5MB) has been updated.

02 September 2022

The Deadline 6 submissions have been published.
The Examination Library (PDF, 529KB) has been updated.

31 August 2022

The Deadline 6 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 529KB) will be updated shortly.

26 August 2022

The Examining Authority’s Second Written Questions have been published (PDF, 503 KB).

The time reserved for hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection w/c 5 September has been cancelled as they are not required. The hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection reserved w/c 17 October are likely to go ahead.

09 August 2022

The Deadline 5 submissions have been published. The Examination Library (PDF, 529KB) will be updated shortly.

03 August 2022

The video recordings, transcripts and any action points from Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3), Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) and the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (CAH2) have been published.

19 July 2022

Joining instructions for those attending Issue Specific Hearing 3 (PDF, 176 KB), Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2 (PDF, 180 KB) and Issue Specific Hearing 4 (PDF, 154 KB) virtually have been sent.

The livestream is available for anyone wishing to observe in real time: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/the-net-zero-teesside-project

Please note that the hearings will start broadcasting LIVE once they open. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page. If you have any issues with accessing the Livestream please contact the Case Team on 0303 444 5000.

11 July 2022
08 July 2022

The Deadline 3 submissions have been published. The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

24 June 2022

The Examining Authority has published a letter notifying parties of the Hearings (PDF, 64 KB) to be held during w/c 11 July 2022.

The Deadline 2 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

14 June 2022

The Examining Authority’s Procedural Decision (PDF, 65 KB) in respect of the Applicants’ proposed changes and acceptance of their Additional Submissions has been published.

30 May 2022

The Deadline 1 submissions have been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

27 May 2022

The following documents have been published:

 The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

19 May 2022

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

19 May 2022

The video recordings, transcripts and any action points from the Preliminary Hearing (PM), Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1), Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) and the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH) have been published, together with the PM note (PDF, 118 KB).

17 May 2022

Joining instructions for those attending Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1  virtually have been sent.

The livestream is available for anyone wishing to observe in real time: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/the-net-zero-teesside-project

Please note that the hearing will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page. If you have any issues with accessing the Livestream please contact the Case Team on 0303 444 5000.

11 May 2022

Joining instructions for those attending Issue Specific Hearing 2 virtually have been sent.

The livestream is available for anyone wishing to observe in real time: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/the-net-zero-teesside-project

Please note that the hearing will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page. If you have any issues with accessing the Livestream please contact the Case Team on 0303 444 5000.

10 May 2022

Joining instructions for those attending the Preliminary Meeting virtually have been sent.

 

The livestream is available for anyone wishing to observe in real time: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/the-net-zero-teesside-project

 

Please note that the Preliminary Meeting will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page. If you have any issues with accessing the Livestream please contact the Case Team on 0303 444 5000.

10 May 2022
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 May 2022

Joining instructions for those attending the Preliminary Meeting virtually have been sent.

 

The livestream is available for anyone wishing to observe in real time: https://www.liveeventstream.online/planning-inspectorate-hearings/the-net-zero-teesside-project

 

Please note that the Preliminary Meeting will start broadcasting LIVE once it opens. If the Livestream doesn’t initially work, it may be resolved by refreshing the page. If you have any issues with accessing the Livestream please contact the Case Team on 0303 444 5000.

09 May 2022

The Examining Authority’s response (PDF, 172 KB) to the Applicants’ request for proposed changes (PDF, 690 KB) has been published.

06 May 2022

The itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection to take place on Thursday 12 May 2022 has been published (PDF, 402 KB)

05 May 2022

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

11 April 2022

The Examining Authority carried out an Unaccompanied Site Inspection on Tuesday 1 March 2022 (PDF, 604KB). The note has also been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 316KB).

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submission:  Mike Blood – withdrawal of Relevant Representation

08 March 2022

The Examining Authority has written to the Applicants following their letter of 18 February 2022 (PDF, 629 KB) – Notification of Proposed Changes to the Net Zero Teesside Development Consent Order Application.

The Notification of Proposed Changes document (PDF, 29 MB) has also been published.

24 February 2022

The Examining Authority has issued a letter (PDF, 93KB) in relation to the request by the Applicants in respect of the Timing of the Preliminary Meeting.

Comments received in response to the Examining Authority letter of 7 February 2022 have been published.

17 February 2022

The Examining Authority has written to Interested Parties and Affected Persons following the Applicants’ letter of 4 February 2022 (PDF, 840 KB) and is seeking a response from parties by Monday 14 February 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact us: [email protected]

07 February 2022

The Examining Authority has written to the Applicants following their letter of 26 January 2022 and is seeking a response from the Applicants by Friday 4 February 2022.

The Applicants’ response will be published on the project webpage and Interested Parties and Affected Persons will then be invited to comment by Monday 14 February 2022.

31 January 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
22 December 2021
Registration of interested parties closes
17 December 2021
Registration of interested parties begins
28 October 2021
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

16 August 2021
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
16 August 2021
Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
19 July 2021

The application has been withdrawn. Please see the Applicant’s letter (PDF, 483KB).

16 June 2021