A303 Stonehenge

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
02 April 2019
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
18 April 2019
DEADLINE 1

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing

- Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing

- Notification by Statutory Parties of wish to be considered an Interested Party

- Applicant’s draft itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection to be held on 21 May 2019

- Suggestions from Interested Parties for sites to include in the ExA’s itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection to be held on 21 May 2019

- Comments on Applicant’s response to the Planning Inspectorate’s s51 advice dated 20 November 2018 [AS-006 to AS-013]

- Local Impact Reports from local authorities

- Applicant’s other environmental information referred to orally at the Preliminary Meeting

- Any other documents, information and the update on document submissions discussed at the Preliminary Meeting that the Applicant committed to provide to Deadline 1
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 Date Passed
25 April 2019
Publication of:

- Examining Authority's itinerary for the Accompanied Site Inspection on 21 May 2019
 Date Passed
03 May 2019
DEADLINE 2

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)

- Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words

- Written Representations (WRs)

- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words

- Initial Statements of Common Ground requested by the ExA

- Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions

- Draft Detailed Archaeological Mitigation Strategy (DAMS)

- A standalone Mitigation Schedule

- The various documents requested at section 4 of Annex E to the Rule 6 letter

- An updated version of the Guide to the Application [AS-013]

- An updated version of the Land Acquisition and Temporary Possession Negotiations Schedule [AS-011]

- An updated Book of Reference [APP-025]

- An updated version of the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO) [APP-020]

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
07 May 2019
Issue by ExA of:

- Notification of date, time and place of Issue Specific Hearings to be held between 4 and 14 June 2019 and Compulsory Acquisition Hearings to be held between 8 and 12 July 2019
 Date Passed
10 May 2019
DEADLINE 2a

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written Representations relating to any other environmental information submitted by the Applicant to Deadline 1

- Comments on any other documents provided by the Applicant to Deadline 1
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 Date Passed
21 May 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection 1
Accompanied Site Inspection 1
 Date Passed
22 May 2019
Open Floor Hearing 1
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
22 May 2019
Open Floor Hearing 2
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.

7.00pm, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
23 May 2019
Open Floor Hearing 3
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
23 May 2019
Open Floor Hearing 4
For any Interested Parties to make representations on the merits of the Proposed Development.

7.00pm, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
31 May 2019
DEADLINE 3

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written summaries of oral submissions put at Open Floor Hearings held on 22 and 23 May 2019

- An updated version of the dDCO

- An updated Mitigation Schedule

- Comments on WRs (including WRs to Deadline 2a) and responses to comments on RRs

- Comments on Local Impact Report(s)

- Comments on responses to the ExA’s Written Questions

- Comments on the DAMS

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline
2

- An updated version of the Guide to the Application

- An updated version of the Land Acquisition and Temporary Possession Negotiations Schedule

- Progressed Statements of Common Ground

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
04 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 1
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to the draft Development Consent Order.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
05 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 2
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to cultural heritage including hydrological implications for Blick Mead.

This is a two-day hearing taking place on 5 and 6 June 2019. Issues relating to the hydrological implications for Blick Mead will be heard Day 2, 6 June 2019.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
07 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 3
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to landscape and visual effects and design.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
11 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 4
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to flood risk, groundwater protection, geology, land contamination, waste and materials management.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
12 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 5
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to noise and vibration, health and wellbeing.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
13 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 6
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to traffic and transportation.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
14 June 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 7
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to biodiversity, biological environment and ecology.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
21 June 2019
DEADLINE 4

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written summaries of oral submissions put at hearings held between 4 and 14 June 2019

- Written notes establishing the legal position of Wiltshire Council, the Trail Riders Fellowship and the Applicant in respect of proposed changes to the dDCO

- An updated version of the dDCO

- An updated Mitigation Schedule

- An updated version of the Guide to the Application

- An updated version of the Land Acquisition and Temporary Possession Negotiations Schedule

- Applicant’s response to comments on the DAMS received at Deadline 3

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline
3

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
05 July 2019
DEADLINE 4A

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on legal positions established at Deadline 4 in respect of proposed changes to the dDCO

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules

Publication of:

- The ExA’s Written Questions (if required)
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 Date Passed
09 July 2019
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
This is a two-day hearing taking place on 9 and 10 July 2019.

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
19 July 2019
DEADLINE 5

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written summaries of oral submissions put at Compulsory Acquisition Hearing on 9 and 10 July 2019

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline
4 and Deadline 4a

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
26 July 2019
DEADLINE 6

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions (if issued on 5 July 2019)

- An updated version of the dDAMS

- An updated version of the dDCO

- An updated Mitigation Schedule

- An updated version of the Guide to the Application

- An updated version of the Land Acquisition and Temporary Possession Negotiations
Schedule

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline 5

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
29 July 2019
Issue by the ExA of:

- Notification of any further hearings to be held between 21 and 30 August 2019 (if required)
 Date Passed
09 August 2019
DEADLINE 7

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on responses to the ExA’s Written Questions (if issued on 5 July 2019)

- Comments on the updated dDAMS provided by the Applicant at Deadline 6

- Final Statements of Common Ground

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline
6

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
21 August 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 8
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to (i) cultural heritage (including the draft DAMS and hydrological/hydrogeological implications for Blick Mead) and (ii) landscape and visual effects and design (including tunnel length ref. ICOMOS report WHC/19/43.COM/7).

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
22 August 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 9
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to traffic and transportation (including proposed changes to the use of the byways AMES11 and AMES12, proposed stopping-up of the part of the existing A303 trunk road between byways AMES11 and AMES12 and the proposed restricted byway alongside the A360).

10.00am, City Hall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
29 August 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 10
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to flood risk, groundwater protection, geology and land contamination.

2.00pm, Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
29 August 2019
Accompanied Site Inspection 2
Accompanied Site Inspection 2

8.00am - 1.00pm, meet at Stonehenge Visitor Centre.
 Date Passed
30 August 2019
Issue Specific Hearing 11
An Issue Specific Hearing dealing with matters relating to the draft Development Consent Order.

10.00am, Salisbury Guildhall, Salisbury.
 Date Passed
04 September 2019
Issue by the ExA of:

- Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)

- The ExA’s dDCO (if required to facilitate the Examination)
 Date Passed
06 September 2019
DEADLINE 8

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Written summaries of oral submissions put at any hearings held on 21, 22, 29 and 30 August 2019

- An updated version of the dDCO (including final Protective Provisions)

- Signed final versions of any Development Consent Obligations associated with the
application (if required)

- An updated Mitigation Schedule

- A final version of the DAMS

- Any written confirmation required from the Crown in relation to s135 of the Planning Act 2008

- Applicant’s report dealing with consultation on changes to the application proposed on 5 August 2019 [AS-066 and AS-067]

- An updated version of the Guide to the Application

- An updated version of the Land Acquisition and Temporary Possession Negotiations Schedule

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline
7

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
20 September 2019
DEADLINE 8a

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

• Comments on Applicant’s report dealing with consultation on changes to the application proposed on 5 August 2019 [AS-066 and AS-067]
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 Date Passed
25 September 2019
DEADLINE 9

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

- Comments on the RIES (if issued on 4 September 2019)

- Comments on ExA’s dDCO (if issued on 4 September 2019)

- An updated version of the Guide to the Application

- An updated version of the Land Acquisition and Temporary Possession Negotiations Schedule

- Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules

- Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline
8
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 Date Passed
27 September 2019
Issue by the ExA of:

• Procedural Decision in respect of changes to the application proposed by the Applicant on 5 August 2019 [AS-066 and AS-067]
 Date Passed
02 October 2019
Examination closed