A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

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
12 December 2018
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
12 December 2018
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open Floor Hearing (OFH1)
 Date Passed
20 December 2018
Issue by ExA of -
• Examination Timetable
• The ExA’s Written Questions
 Date Passed
11 January 2019
DEADLINE 1

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on updated application documents
• Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
• Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case made at OFH1
• Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
• Draft itinerary for Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
• Notification of wish to speak at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
• Notification of wish to make oral representations at an Issue Specific Hearing (ISH)
• Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
• Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
• Comments on any additional information/submissions received
• Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
23 January 2019
DEADLINE 2

Deadline for receipt of:
• 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 (except those requested between the applicant and statutory undertakers)
• Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions
• Applicant’s first revised draft DCO
• Responses to comments on RRs
• Comments on draft itinerary for ASI and suggested locations for site inspections
• 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
08 February 2019
DEADLINE 3

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on WRs
• Comments on Local Impact Reports
• Comments on SoCGs
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s Written Questions
• Comments on applicant’s first revised draft DCO
• Notification of wish to attend an ASI
• 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
19 February 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection
Accompanied Site Inspection
 Date Passed
20 February 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection (continued)
Date reserved to continue Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (if required)
 Date Passed
26 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)
Date reserved to hold ISH1
 Date Passed
27 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)
Date reserved to hold ISH2
 Date Passed
27 February 2019
Open Floor Hearing (OFH2)
Date reserved to hold OFH2 (evening)
 Date Passed
28 February 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)
Date reserved to hold ISH3 (morning)
 Date Passed
28 February 2019
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1 (CAH1)
Date reserved to hold CAH1 (afternoon)
 Date Passed
01 March 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 4 (ISH4)
Date reserved to hold ISH4 on the dDCO
 Date Passed
08 March 2019
DEADLINE 4

Deadline for receipt of:
• Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
• SoCG's between the Applicant and Statutory Undertakers
• Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
• 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
22 March 2019
Publication by ExA of -
• The ExA's further Written Questions (if required)
 Date Passed
05 April 2019
DEADLINE 5

Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to the ExA's further Written Questions (if required)
• Applicant's revised draft DCO
• 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
16 April 2019
Publication by the ExA of -
• Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
• ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the dDCO (if required) / or the ExA's draft DCO (if required)
 Date Passed
25 April 2019
Publication by the ExA of -
• The ExA's Additional Written Questions
 Date Passed
01 May 2019
DEADLINE 6 (D6)

Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s further Written Questions, issued on 22 March 2019
• Comments on applicant’s revised draft DCO
• 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
03 May 2019
DEADLINE 6a (D6a)

Deadline for receipt of:
• Responses to the ExA’s Additional Written Questions
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
14 May 2019
Further Issue Specific Hearing (ISH5)
Date reserved to hold ISH5
 Date Passed
15 May 2019
Further Open Floor Hearing (OFH3)
Date reserved to hold OFH3
 Date Passed
15 May 2019
Further Issue Specific Hearing (ISH6)
Date reserved to hold ISH6 on dDCO
 Date Passed
23 May 2019
Further Issue Specific Hearing (ISH7) (If required)
Date reserved to continue ISH5 and ISH6 if required
 Date Passed
23 May 2019
Hearings (in accordance with the CA Regs)
Date reserved to hold:

• Further Issue Specific Hearing
• Further Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
• Further Open Floor Hearing
 
30 May 2019
DEADLINE 7 (D7)

Deadline for receipt of:
• Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case (if required)
• Comments on the RIES
• Written Representations on the proposed provision to amend the application and include additional land
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s Additional Written Questions, issued on 25 April 2019
• Applicant’s revised draft DCO (if required)
• Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D6
• Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
06 June 2019
Publication by the ExA of -
• The ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO (if required)
 
10 June 2019
DEADLINE 8 (D8)

Deadline for receipt of:
• Response to comments on the RIES
• Final DCO to be submitted by the applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
• Final updated Book of Reference
• Final SoCGs
• Final Compulsory Acquisition Schedule
• Final updated Guide to the Application
• Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D7
• Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline
 
12 June 2019
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.
 
12 June 2019
Deadline for close of examination