Wheelabrator Kemsley Generating Station (K3) and Wheelabrator Kemsley North (WKN) Waste to Energy Facility

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
19 February 2020
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
19 February 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
ISH1 on the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO)
 Date Passed
26 February 2020
Issue by the Examining Authority (ExA)
Issue by ExA of:

• Examination timetable
• ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
 Date Passed
02 March 2020
Deadline 1 (D1)
Deadline for receipt of:

- Comments on any updates to application documents submitted by the Applicant before or at the PM
- Comments on any additional submissions received before or at the PM
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RR)
- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
- Written Representations (WRs) by all Interested Parties (IP)
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Statements of Common Ground (SoCGs) requested by ExA – see Annex E
- Local Impact Reports (LIRs) from any Local Authorities
- Response to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases

- Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
- Notification of wish to speak at any subsequent Issue Specific Hearings (ISH)
- Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
- Provision of suggested locations and justifications for site inspections for consideration by the ExA
- Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
- Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
18 March 2020
Deadline 2 (D2)
Deadline for receipt of:

- Comments on WRs
- Comments on any SoCG
- Comments on any LIRs
- Responses to ExQ1
- Applicant’s revised dDCO
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D1
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
09 April 2020
Publication by the Examining Authority (ExA)
Publication by ExA of:

• ExA’s further Written Questions (ExQ1A)
 Date Passed
16 April 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2) - CANCELLED
ISH2 into Environmental Issues, including Traffic and Transport
 Date Passed
17 April 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3) - CANCELLED
ISH3 on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
22 April 2020
Deadline 3 (D3)
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
- Comments on responses to ExQ1
- Comments on Applicant’s revised dDCO
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D2
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
06 May 2020
Publication by Examining Authority (ExA)
Publication by ExA of:

• ExA’s further Written Questions (ExQ2)
 Date Passed
20 May 2020
Deadline 4 (D4)
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Responses to ExQ2
- Applicant’s revised dDCO
- Any revised/updated SoCGs
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D3
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
03 June 2020
Publication by Examining Authority
Publication by ExA of:

Further Written Questions (ExQ3)
 Date Passed
16 June 2020
Accompanied Site Inspection 2 (ASI2) - CANCELLED
Date reserved for an ASI2
 Date Passed
17 June 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4) - CANCELLED
Date reserved to hold ISH4 on any Outstanding Issues
 Date Passed
18 June 2020
Issue Specific Hearing 5 (ISH5) - CANCELLED
Date reserved to hold ISH5 on the dDCO
 Date Passed
19 June 2020
Deadline 5 (D5)
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Responses to ExQ3
- Comments on responses to ExQ2
- Comments on Applicant’s revised/updated dDCO
- Comments on any revised/updated SoCGs
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D4
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
29 June 2020
Deadline 6 (D6)
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on responses to ExQ3
- Comments on Applicant's revised/updated dDCO
- Comments on any revised/updated SoCGs
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D5
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
15 July 2020
Publication by Examining Authority
Publication by ExA of:

• Further Written Questions (ExQ4)(if required)
• Consultation on the ExA’s preferred DCO (if required); and
• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required).
 Date Passed
05 August 2020
Deadline 7 (D7)
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Responses to ExQ4 (if required)
- Comments on the ExA's preferred DCO (if required)
- Comments on the ExA's RIES (if required)
- Applicant's Final preferred DCO in Statutory Instrument (SI) template validation report
- Any revised/updated SoCGs
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D6
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
12 August 2020
Deadline 8 (D8)
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on responses to ExQ4 (if required)
- Comments on any revised/updated SoCG
- Comments on the Applicant's Final preferred DCO in the Statutory Instrument (SI) template validation report
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D7
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
19 August 2020
Close of Examination
The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting.
 Date Passed
19 August 2020
Examination closed