Southampton to London Pipeline 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
09 October 2019
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
16 October 2019
Issue by the ExA
Issue by the ExA of:

• Examination Timetable;

Publication of:

• The ExA’s Written Questions
 Date Passed
24 October 2019
Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH);
• Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH);
• Notification of wish to attend the Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI);
• Submission of suggested locations/sites for the ExA to include as part of the ASI including the issues to be observed there, information on whether the site can be accessed on public land and reasoning for each nominated site;
• Applicant’s draft itinerary for the ASI;
• Responses to Relevant Representations;
• Response from the Ministry of Defence to Written Question SS.1.4;
• Comments on the Applicant’s response to the Planning Inspectorate’s s51 advice;
• Local Impact Reports (LIR) from Local Authorities.
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 Date Passed
28 October 2019
Issue by the ExA of
Issue by the ExA of:

• Notification of Hearings to be held during the weeks commencing 25 November and 2 December 2019
 Date Passed
14 November 2019
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions;
• Written Representations (WRs);
• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words;
• Comments on LIR(s);
• Initial Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA (see Annex B);
• A Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground;
• An updated Guide to the Application;
• Compulsory Acquisition Schedule;
• An updated version of the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) in clean, tracked and word versions;
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules .
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 Date Passed
25 November 2019
Open Floor Hearing
Open Floor Hearing Evening
 Date Passed
26 November 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
27 November 2019
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1)
Issue Specific Hearing AM on the dDCO
 Date Passed
27 November 2019
Compulsary Aquisition Hearing (CAH1)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing PM
 Date Passed
03 December 2019
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH2)
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
04 December 2019
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH3)
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
18 December 2019
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Written summaries of oral submissions put at any Hearings held during the weeks commencing 25 November and 2 December 2019;
• Comments on Written Representations;
• An updated Guide to the Application;
• An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions;
• An updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule;
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s Written Questions;
• Comments on responses submitted for Deadline 2;
• Progressed Statements of Common Ground and an updated Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground;
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules.
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 Date Passed
13 January 2020
Publication of FWQ and Issue by the ExA of;
Publication of:

• The ExA’s Further Written Questions (FWQ) (if required).
Issue by the ExA of:

• Notification of Hearings to be held during the week commencing 24 February 2020 (if required).
 Date Passed
30 January 2020
Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Responses to the ExA’s FWQ (if published);
• An updated Guide to the Application;
• An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions;
• An updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule;
• Comments on responses submitted for Deadline 3;
• Progressed Statements of Common Ground and an updated Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground;
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules.
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 Date Passed
13 February 2020
Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on responses to the ExA’s FWQ (if published);
• An updated Guide to the Application;
• An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions;
• An updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule;
• Comments on responses submitted for Deadline 4;
• Progressed Statements of Common Ground and an updated Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground;
• Draft planning obligations (if applicable)
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules.
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 
24 February 2020
Compulsory Acquistion Hearing (CAH2)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing PM
 
25 February 2020
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH4)
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 
26 February 2020
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters (day 1 of 2)
 
27 February 2020
Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
Issue Specific Hearing on Environmental Matters (day 2 of 2)
 
05 March 2020
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Written summaries of oral submissions put at any Hearings held during the week commencing 17 February 2020;
• An updated Guide to the Application;
• An updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions;
• An updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule;
• Comments on responses submitted for Deadline 5;
• Finalised Statements of Common Ground;
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules.
 
12 March 2020
Issue by the ExA of;
Issue by the ExA of:

• The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required);
• The ExA’s dDCO (if required);
• Any requests for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules (if required).
 
02 April 2020
Deadline 7

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on the RIES (if required);
• Comments on the ExA’s dDCO (if required) and/or an updated version of the dDCO in clean, tracked and word versions as required;
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules (if required);
• An updated Guide to the Application;
• An updated Compulsory Acquisition Schedule;
• Signed and dated planning obligations (if required);
• Comments on responses submitted for Deadline 6.
 
09 April 2020
The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months.
 
09 April 2020
Deadline for close of examination