A57 Link Roads (previously known as Trans Pennine Upgrade Programme)

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
01 November 2021
Procedural Deadline

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- written submissions about how the application should be examined, including the draft Examination Timetable and the use of virtual methods at the Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearing 1
- requests to make oral submissions at the Preliminary Meeting
- requests to make oral submissions at Open Floor Hearing 1
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
17 November 2021
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
18 November 2021
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing 1
 Date Passed
19 November 2021
Issue by the ExA
Examination Timetable
 Date Passed
01 December 2021
Deadline 1
For receipt by the ExA of:
• written summaries of oral submissions at hearings
• post-hearing submissions requested by the ExA
• comments on Relevant Representations and other
written submissions received after the registration of
Interested Parties closed on 16 September 2021
• notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory
Acquisition Hearing or an Open Floor Hearing, or for
an Accompanied Site Inspection to be held
• the Applicant’s updated:
o draft Development Consent Order
o Explanatory Memorandum
o Book of Reference
o Statement of Reasons
o Schedule of progress regarding Compulsory
Acquisition and Temporary Possession,
voluntary agreements, and objections
o Summary of progress in securing other consents
o Tracker identifying the latest versions of the
Applicant’s submission documents
 Date Passed
10 December 2021
Publication
First Written Questions
(No later than Friday 10th December 2021)
 Date Passed
17 December 2021
Issue by the ExA 2
• notification of the date, time and place of hearing(s)
in February 2022
• notification of an Accompanied Site Inspection (if
required)

(No later than Friday 17 December 2021)
 Date Passed
17 December 2021
Publication 2
• the ExA’s First Written Questions

(No later than 17 December 2021)
 Date Passed
14 January 2022
Deadline 2

For receipt by the ExA of:
- responses to the ExA’s First Written Questions
- Written Representations
- Local Impact Reports from local authorities
- Statements of Common Ground
- the Applicant’s proposed itinerary for an
Accompanied Site Inspection (if required)
- comments on submissions for Deadline 1
 
26 January 2022
For receipt by the ExA of:
• requests to be make oral submissions at hearing(s)
in February 2022
• comments on submissions for Deadline 2
• the Applicant’s updated:
o draft Development Consent Order
o Explanatory Memorandum
o Book of Reference
o Statement of Reasons
o Schedule of progress regarding Compulsory
Acquisition and Temporary Possession,
voluntary agreements, and objections
o Summary of progress in securing other consents
o Tracker identifying the latest versions of the
Applicant’s submission documents
 
31 January 2022
Issue by the ExA 3
• agenda(s) for hearing(s) in February 2022

(No later than Monday 31 January 2022)
 
08 February 2022
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
• Individual objections and issues
Other matters

Tuesday 8, February 2022
6.30pm (Arrangements Conference 6.00pm)
 
08 February 2022
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue Specific Hearing 1

Draft Development Consent Order

Tuesday, 8 February 2022 and, if required, Friday, 11 February 2022

10.00am (Arrangements Conference 9.30am)
 
09 February 2022
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
• The Applicant’s case
• Crown interests, Statutory Undertakers and Special Category Land issues
• Individual objections and issues
Other matters

Tuesday 8,February 2022
2.30pm (Arrangements Conference 2.00pm)
 
09 February 2022
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue Specific Hearing 2
• Transport networks and traffic, alternatives, access, severance, walkers, cyclists, and horse riders
• Green belt
• Landscape and visual
• The historic environment
• Air quality
• Climate change
• Noise and vibration
• Soils, ground conditions, materials, and waste
• The water environment, drainage, flood risk assessment, Water Frameworks Directive
• Biodiversity, ecological and geological conservation
• Land use, social and economic, human health
• Other environmental topics

Wednesday 9, February 2022 Thursday 10, February 2022
and, if required, Friday 11, February 2022
10.00am (Arrangements Conference 9.30am)
 
09 February 2022
Open Floor Hearing 2
Open Floor Hearing 2

6.30pm (Arrangements Conference 6.00pm)
 
16 February 2022
Deadline 4
For receipt by the ExA of:
• any outstanding comments on Written Representations received for Deadline 2
• written summaries of oral submissions at hearing(s)
• post-hearing submissions requested by the ExA
Make a submission against this deadline
 
23 February 2022
Deadline 5
For receipt by the ExA of:
• the Applicant’s updated:
o draft Development Consent Order
o Explanatory Memorandum
o Book of Reference
o Statement of Reasons
o Schedule of progress regarding Compulsory Acquisition and Temporary Possession,
voluntary agreements, and objections
o Summary of progress in securing other consents
o Tracker identifying the latest versions of the Applicant’s submission documents
• comments on submissions for Deadlines 3 and 4
Make a submission against this deadline
 
16 March 2022
Deadline 6
For receipt by the ExA of:
• responses to the ExA’s Second Written Questions
• the Applicant’s final:
o draft Development Consent Order
o Explanatory Memorandum
Make a submission against this deadline
 
23 March 2022
Deadline 7
For receipt by the ExA of:
• requests to make oral submissions at hearing(s) in April 2022
• comments on submissions for Deadlines 5 and 6
• the Applicant’s updated:
o Book of Reference
o Statement of Reasons
o Schedule of progress regarding Compulsory Acquisition and Temporary Possession, voluntary agreements, and objections
o Summary of progress in securing other consents
o Tracker identifying the latest versions of the Applicant’s submission documents
Make a submission against this deadline
 
28 March 2022
Issue by the ExA
Issue by the ExA of:
• notification of the date, time and place of hearing(s) in April 2022

Publication of:
• the ExA’s Second Written Questions

(No later than Wednesday 2 March 2022)
 
28 March 2022
Issue by the ExA of
Issue by the ExA of:
• agenda(s) for hearing(s) in April 2022
• the Report on Implications for European Sites (if required)

(No later than Monday 28 March 2022)
 
05 April 2022
Time reserved for hearings
Time reserved for hearings:

Tuesday 5 April 2022
Wednesday 6 April 2022
Thursday 7 April 2022
• Issue Specific Hearings
• Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (if required)
 
13 April 2022
Deadline 8
For receipt by the ExA of:
• written summaries of oral submissions at hearings
• post-hearing submissions requested by the ExA
• comments on submissions for Deadline 7
Make a submission against this deadline
 
20 April 2022
Publication by the ExA
Publication by the ExA of:
• the ExA’s schedule of changes to the draft Development Consent Order
 
27 April 2022
Deadline 9
For receipt by the ExA of:
• comments on the ExA’s schedule of changes to the draft Development Consent Order
• comments on the Report on Implications for European Sites (if required)
• comments on submissions for Deadline 8
• the Applicant’s final:
o Book of Reference
o Statement of Reasons
o Schedule of progress regarding Compulsory Acquisition and Temporary Possession, voluntary agreements, and objections
o Summary of progress in securing other consents
o Tracker identifying the latest versions of the Applicant’s submission documents
• final updates to Statements of Common Ground
requested by the ExA
Make a submission against this deadline
 
03 May 2022
Deadline 10
Deadline 10
For receipt by the ExA of:
• comments on submissions for Deadline 9
 
16 May 2022
Completion of Examination
The ExA is under a duty to complete the examination of the application by the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting.

The ExA may decide to close the Examination after the last timetabled deadline or event and before Monday 16 May 2022.

Notification will be provided of the close of the Examination.
 
17 May 2022
Deadline for close of examination