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
20 February 2018
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
20 February 2018
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing commencing on the close of the Preliminary Meeting and not before 2.30pm
 Date Passed
20 February 2018
Open Floor Hearing 2
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
21 February 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 1 on the Draft DCO
Issue Specific Hearing on the Draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
26 February 2018
Rule 8 letter
Issue by the Panel of:
• Examination Timetable
• Notification of Hearings to be held in April 2018
 Date Passed
20 March 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
• 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 Panel – see Annex B
• Responses to the Panel’s FWQs
Comments on Applicant’s updated and errata application documents
• Written summaries of oral representations provided in the February ISH on the dDCO and the OFHs
• Post hearing submissions including submissions of oral case from the February 2018 hearings
• Revised draft DCO from the Applicant
• Notification by Affected Parties of their wish to speak at the Compulsory Acquisition Hearing to be held on Friday 20 April 2018
• Notification by Interested Parties of their wish to make oral representations at the ISH on planning policy and environmental matters (Wednesday 18 April 2018) and/or the ISH on socio-economic, technical and other environmental matters (Thursday 19 April 2018)
• Notification of wish to speak at any future Open Floor Hearing
• Notification of wish to attend the Accompanied Site Inspection (or a part of it) which is to be held on Monday 16 April 2018 and Tuesday 17 April 2018
• Notification of locations or sites that are suggested by Interested Parties and Affected Persons for inclusion in an Accompanied Site Inspection
• Notification by statutory parties of wish to be considered an Interested Party
• Applicant’s proposed revised draft itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection
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 Date Passed
28 March 2018
Notice of Accompanied Site Inspection
Notification by the Panel of Site Inspections to be held in the company of interested parties on 16 and 17 April 2018
 Date Passed
04 April 2018
Deadline for receipt by the Panel of:
• Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs
• Comments on Local Impact Reports
• Comments on responses to FWQs
• Comments on any revised draft DCO or other documents from the Applicant submitted at deadline 1
• Responses to any further information requested by the Panel
• Applicant’s final itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspections to be held on 16 April and 17 April 2018
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 Date Passed
16 April 2018
Accompanied Site Inspection 1
Accompanied Site Inspection to the application site and nearby locations and viewpoints in Thurrock
 Date Passed
17 April 2018
Accompanied Site Inspection 2
Accompanied Site Inspection to relevant locations and viewpoints in Gravesham
 Date Passed
18 April 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 2 on Planning Policy and Environmental Matters
Issue Specific Hearing on Planning Policy and Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
19 April 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 3 on Socio-economic, Technical and Other Environmental Matters
Issue Specific Hearing on Socio-economic, Technical and Other Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
20 April 2018
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
30 April 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to any information requested by the Panel
• Comments to any information submitted by the Applicant or Interested Parties at Deadline 2
• Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
• Responses to any revised dDCO or other documents submitted by the Applicant at earlier deadlines
• Revised draft DCO from Applicant (if required)
• Any revised or updated SoCGs
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
08 May 2018
Issue of Second Written Questions
Publication by the Panel of:
• The Panel’s Second Written Questions (SWQs)(if required)
 Date Passed
22 May 2018
Deadline for the Receipt of:-
• Responses to the Panel’s SWQs (if required)
• Comments on any information previously requested by the Panel
• Comments on any information submitted by the Applicant or Interested Parties/Affected Persons at Deadline 3
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
24 May 2018
Notification of Hearings
Notification by the Panel of June ISHs, OFH and CAH
 Date Passed
27 June 2018
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
27 June 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 4 on outstanding Environmental, Planning Policy and Socio-economic issues
Issue Specific Hearing on outstanding Environmental, Planning Policy and Socio-economic issues
 Date Passed
28 June 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 5 on the draft Development Consent Order
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
28 June 2018
Issue Specific Hearing 6 on Traffic and Terrestrial Ecology
Issue Specific Hearing on Traffic and Terrestrial Ecology
 Date Passed
06 July 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to the Panel’s SWQs (if required)
• Responses to any further information requested by the Panel
• Applicant’s revised draft DCO
• Any revised or updated SoCGs
• Post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases from the June 2018 hearings
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
13 July 2018
Publication of RIES and dDCO
Publication by the Panel of:
• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
• The Panel’s draft DCO, or the Panel’s schedule of proposed changes to the Applicant’s most recently submitted version of the dDCO (if required)
 Date Passed
03 August 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on the Panel’s dDCO or the Panel’s schedule of proposed changes (if either was required)
• Comments on the RIES (if one was prepared)
• Comments on responses to information requested by the Panel
• Comments on responses on post hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case from the June 2018 hearings
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 Date Passed
16 August 2018
Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to comments on the Panel’s draft DCO or schedule of proposed changes (if one was required)
• Responses to comments on the RIES (if one was prepared)
• Responses to information requested by the Panel
• Final updated documents from the Applicant in relation to Compulsory Acquisition or any other changed or updated matters
• Any revised or updated SoCGs
• Final dDCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
20 August 2018
Deadline for the end of the Examination
 Date Passed
20 August 2018
Examination closed