Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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
11 December 2018
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
11 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)

ISH1 on International Issues
 Date Passed
12 December 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)

ISH2 on Marine, Shipping, Navigation and Safety Issues
 Date Passed
15 January 2019
Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt of:
Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
Statements of Submission from Other Persons who have not already provided a written summary statement of case
Written Representations (WRs)
Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
Local Impact Reports from any local authorities
Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA – see Annex E
Responses to ExQ1
Comments on updated application documents
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
Nominations of suggested locations and justifications for site inspections for consideration by the ExA
Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at a Compulsory   Acquisition  Hearing (CAH)
Notification of wish to speak at any of the further Issue Specific Hearings (ISHs)
Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
Notification by Statutory Parties of wish to be considered an Interested Party
Applicant’s Tracking List of SoCGs and agreements.
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 Date Passed
05 February 2019
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs
Comments on Statements of Submission from Other Persons
Comments on Local Impact Reports
Comments on responses to ExQ1
Revised draft DCO from Applicant
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 1
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 Date Passed
18 February 2019
Accompanied Site Visit
The following land is in scope:

Onshore cable alignment locations (Baypoint Sports Club, Crostline and BCA Sports
Solutions);
The proposed substation site; and
The proposed grid connection location in Richborough Energy Park
 Date Passed
19 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)

ISH3 on Environmental matters, Ecology, HRA, physical, construction and other matters
 Date Passed
19 February 2019
Issue Specific 4 (ISH4)
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4)

ISH4 on Landscape and Visual, Seascape and Historic Environment Issues
 Date Passed
19 February 2019
Open Floor Hearing (OFH1)
Open Floor Hearing (OFH1)

Date reserved to hold an OFH (if required)
 Date Passed
20 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5)
Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5)

ISH5 on Maritime, Shipping, Navigation, Safety and Recreational Sea Use
 Date Passed
20 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6)
Issue Specific Hearing 6 (ISH6)

ISH6 on Fishing and Fisheries
 Date Passed
21 February 2019
Compulsory Acquition Hearing (CAH1)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH1)

CAH1 on the Applicant’s compulsory acquisition (CA) and temporary possession (TP) case and on any CA and TP objections (if there are requests to be heard)
 Date Passed
21 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 7(ISH7)
Issue Specific Hearing 7 (ISH7)

ISH7 on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO)
 Date Passed
05 March 2019
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt of:
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 2
Applicant’s Tracking List of SoCGs and agreements identifying any changes since
Deadline 1
Applicant’s Tracking List of Application Documents and Plans identifying any
changes since Deadline 1
Applicant’s Tracking List of changes to mitigation measures
Requests from Interested Parties and Other Persons to be heard at ISH8, ISH9 and/ or CAH2 from 16 – 18 April 2019
Statement of direction from the Applicant indicating that either changes to the
application will be submitted at Deadline 4 or alternatively confirming that no such
changes will be submitted.
Confirmation by Port of Tilbury London Ltd. and London Gateway Port Ltd. of arrangements for an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI2) to the Port of Tilbury,
Tilbury 2 and London Gateway Port (the Thames Ports)1 on 15 April 2019
Requests from the Applicant, IPs and Other Persons to attend ASI2 to the Thames Ports

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 Date Passed
12 March 2019
Publication by Examining Authority
Issue by the ExA of:

Notification of ASI2 to the Thames Ports1 to be held in April 2019
 Date Passed
28 March 2019
Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt of:
Applicant’s revised draft DCO
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 3
Receipt of report(s) from any Shipping and Navigation workshop(s) convened between
the Applicant and any IPs attending ISH5 or 6 (if applicable)
Request for change(s) and documented change(s) to the application (if any) from
the Applicant
Parking and meeting locations, security and personal protective equipment requirements for attendees, transport arrangements for attendees within port perimeters, draft itinerary and maps for ASI2 from Port of
Tilbury London Ltd. and London Gateway Port Ltd.
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
04 April 2019
Publication by ExA
Publication by ExA of:

The ExA’s Procedural Decision(s) to address matters raised at Deadline 4 (D4) but not specifically provided for in this timetable and procedural decisions made on 1 March 2019.
 Date Passed
05 April 2019
Deadline 4B

Deadline for receipt from the Applicant of:
A revised Navigation Risk Assessment (NRA) to support the SEZ proposal
submitted at Deadline 4;
An addendum to the Environmental Statement (ES) assessing the SEZ proposal submitted at Deadline 4; and
Any other documents required to record and justify the SEZ proposal submitted at
Deadline 4 and that were not submitted at Deadline 4
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
10 April 2019
Publication by ExA of
Publication by ExA of:

The ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2)(Note – further questions addressing the
Structures Exclusion Zone (SEZ) proposal submitted by the Applicant at Deadline 4
and other matters as required may also be published at Item 27 below.)
 Date Passed
10 April 2019
Deadline 4C

Deadline for receipt of:
Lists of ports, shipping, pilotage and navigation safety experts intending to
appear at ISH8.
Submission of statements of evidence to be prepared by or for the Applicant and/ or IPs requesting to be heard to inform ISH8.
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 Date Passed
15 April 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection 2
Accompanied Site Inspection 2 (ASI2)

ASI2 at the Thames Ports2
 Date Passed
16 April 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 8 Part 2
Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8)Part 2 of 3

ISH8 on International, Shipping, Marine, Environmental and other matters.

Evening session will held on 16 April to commence at 6:30pm if required.
 Date Passed
16 April 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 8 Part 1
Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8)Part 1 of 3

ISH8 on International, Shipping, Marine, Environmental and other matters
 Date Passed
17 April 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 8 Part 3
Issue Specific Hearing 8 (ISH8) Part 3 or 3

ISH8 Part 3 on Environmental, Shipping, Maritime, Fishing and other matters
 Date Passed
18 April 2019
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH2)
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH2)

CAH2 on the Applicant’s compulsory acquisition (CA) and temporary possession
(TP) case and any outstanding objections to it.
 Date Passed
18 April 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9)
Issue Specific Hearing 9 (ISH9)

ISH9 on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO)
 Date Passed
29 April 2019
Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt of:
Revised and progress versions of SoCGs
Responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2)
Comments on Applicant’s revised dDCO
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA (specifically including
any ‘action points’ arising from hearings)
Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 4, 4B and 4C
Submission to the ExA by the Applicant of the SEZ Material Change consultation package as published
Submission to the ExA of comments on the SEZ Material Change application and related documents submitted at D4 and D4B by IPs and OPs already within the Examination
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 Date Passed
03 May 2019
Deadline 5A

Deadline for receipt of:


Comments on any revised dDCO submitted by the Applicant at Deadline 5
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 Date Passed
07 May 2019
Publication by Examining Authority
Publication by the ExA of:

The ExA’s preferred dDCO or dDCO commentary (if required)
 Date Passed
14 May 2019
Publication by the ExA of
Publication by the ExA of:

Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
 Date Passed
16 May 2019
Publication by the ExA
Publication by the ExA of:

The ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ3)(if required)
 Date Passed
28 May 2019
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt of:
Final SoCGs
Responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ3) (if published)
Comments on responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2)
Comments on the ExA’s preferred dDCO or dDCO commentary (if required)
Comments on the RIES (if published)
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 5 and 5A
Submission to the ExA by the Applicant of the SEZ Material Change Consultation Report (described in Annex C to the R8(3) and R9 Letter of 9 April) and any supporting documents
Submission to the ExA of comments on D5 submissions on the SEZ Material Change application by IPs and OPs already within the Examination
Submission of requests to become an IP or OP from any person responding to the Applicant’s SEZ Material Change consultation package who is not already involved in the Examination
Statements of submissions by persons requesting to become an IP or OP in response to the Applicant’s SEZ Material Change consultation package and who are not already involved in the Examination
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 Date Passed
30 May 2019
Publication by the ExA
Publication by the ExA of:

The ExA’s Further requests for information under EPR Rule 17 (if required)
 Date Passed
03 June 2019
Deadline 6A

Deadline for receipt of:

Responses to the ExA’s Further requests for information under EPR Rule 17 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
06 June 2019
Deadline 7

Deadline for receipt of:
Comments on responses to the ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ3)
Comments on responses to the ExA’s Further requests for information under EPR
Rule 17 (if required)
Responses to comments on the ExA’s draft DCO or dDCO commentary (if required)
Responses to comments on the RIES (if published)
Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
Comments on any additional information/ submissions received by Deadline 6
Statements of matters not agreed (in circumstances where a SoCG could not be
finalised by Deadline 6)
Final DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template
validation report
Applicant’s Tracking List of SoCGs and agreements identifying any changes since
Deadline 3
Applicant’s Tracking List of Application Documents and Plans identifying any
changes since Deadline 3
Applicant’s Tracking List of changes to mitigation measures, identifying any
changes since Deadline 3
Submission to the ExA of comments on the SEZ Material Change Consultation Report and any supporting documents
Submission to the ExA of comments on statements of submission made at D6 by IPs or OPs who joined the Examination at that deadline
Submission to the ExA of responses to comments on D5 submissions on the Material Change application by IPs and OPs already within the Examination before D6
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 Date Passed
10 June 2019
Deadline 8

Deadline for receipt of:

Submission to the ExA by the Applicant of responses to comments on statements of submission made at D6 by new IPs or OPs who joined the Examination at that deadline

Submission to the ExA by the Applicant of responses to comments on the SEZ Material Change consultation report and any supporting documents
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 Date Passed
11 June 2019
Examination closed