Hinkley Point C Connection

What happens next

A decision on the application for a Development Consent Order for Hinkley Point C Connection was taken on 19 January 2016 and has now been issued.

The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all Interested Parties accompanying the Secretary of State’s decision and statement of reasons.

If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at [email protected] or telephone the helpline on 0303 444 5000.

Timeline (77 items)

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The documents referred to in Article 44 of The National Grid (Hinkley Point C Connection Project) Order 2016 as corrected by The National Grid (Hinkley Point C Connection Project) (Correction) Order 2017 and as certified by the Secretary of State in accordance with Article 44 of the Order have been published.

26 October 2017
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The Secretary of State has issued a Correction Order and Notice for the Hinkley Point  Connection Project.

 

20 July 2017
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Decision made by the Secretary of State
19 January 2016
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A further response to the letter issued by the Secretary of State on 9 December 2015 has been published.

05 January 2016
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The Secretary of State has sent a second letter, and invited responses to questions. Any responses must be received by 16 December 2015.

09 December 2015
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The Secretary of State has sent a letter, and invited responses to questions. Any responses must be received by 25 November 2015.

11 November 2015
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Recommendations given by the Planning Inspectorate
19 October 2015
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20 July 2015
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The documents submitted for deadline 8 have been published.

20 July 2015
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16 July 2015
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The documents submitted for Deadline 7 have been published.

15 July 2015
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07 July 2015
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The documents for deadline 6 have been published.

19 June 2015
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The audio from the issue specific hearing held on Wednesday 17 June 2015 at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare has been published:

part 1
part 2
part 3
Hearing Action Points list from the first day of the 2nd DCO issue specific hearing on 16 June 2015

18 June 2015
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The following has been published:

– Audio from the issue specific hearing held on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5)

– Two documents that were submitted by National Grid at the 2nd DCO issue specific hearing on 16 June (Requirement 7 and Proposed s106 agreement between National Grid and the Joint Councils)

Hearing Action Points list from the resumed Portbury/Portishead Optional Connections Alignment issue specific hearing on 15 June 2015

17 June 2015
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A letter from Network Rail has been submitted in lieu of attendance at the second issue specific hearing on the draft DCO.

16 June 2015
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15 June 2015
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Documents of relevance to the second DCO issue specific hearing 16 June 2015, have now been published.

10 June 2015
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08 June 2015
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02 June 2015
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The following has been published:

The action points list for the compulsory acquisition hearing

The action points list for the Portbury / Portishead optional connection alignments issue specific hearing

– The audio from the Portbury / Portishead optional connection alignments issue specific hearing (part 1, part 2 and part 3)

29 May 2015
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The issue specific hearing in relation to the Portbury/Portishead optional connection alignments did not conclude on 22 May and will therefore resume at 11.00am on Monday 15 June 2015 at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare. Registration will take place between 10.30am and 11.00am.

22 May 2015
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The agenda for the issue specific hearing on 22 May 2015 and a speaking note submitted in advance of that hearing have now been published.

15 May 2015
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The agenda for the issue specific hearing on 19 May 2015 has now been published.

12 May 2015
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The submissions for Deadline 4, 6 May 2015 have now been published.

08 May 2015
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The action points lists from the issue specific hearings held on 28 April, 29 April, 30 April and 1 May 2015 have been published.

07 May 2015
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The Audio from the Issue Specific Hearings held Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 April 2015, at the Winter Gardens, are now available.

Tuesday 28 April
Wednesday 29 April

The action point lists from the issue specific hearings on 14 April , 21 April and 22 and 23 April 2015 have now been published.

30 April 2015
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Documents of relevance to the forthcoming issue specific hearings on 30 April and 1 May 2015, have now been published:

30 April – Letter regarding agenda item C1. living conditions during construction
1 May – Summary note on biodiversity and HRA

30 April 2015
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The audio files from the issue specific hearings held on 22 April 2015 and 23 April 2015 are now available.

24 April 2015
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24 April 2015
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The Audio from the Issue Specific Hearing held Tuesday 21 April 2015, at the Grand Pier, is now available.

22 April 2015
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A representation of relevance to the 22 April 2015 issue specific hearing has now been published on the website at the discretion of the ExA.

21 April 2015
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16 April 2015
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Representations of relevance to forthcoming issue specific hearings have now been published on the website at the discretion of the ExA.

The agenda for the issue specific hearings to be held 21-23 April 2015 has now been published.

13 April 2015
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Additional documents were submitted by the Applicant on 7 April 2015. The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept them into the examination, and they have now been published on the website. (UPDATE – Please note since publication on 8 April 2015, the applicant has confirmed that Doc. 8.3.17 (Statement of Common Ground) did not include the DCO schedules. These have now been incorporated into a revised version of the document and republished 9 April 2015).

09 April 2015
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Additional documents were submitted by the Applicant on 7 April 2015. The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept them into the examination, and they have now been published on the website.

08 April 2015
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The Eakring accompanied site inspection itinerary has now been published.

31 March 2015
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The table of unaccompanied site inspections has been updated and the documents for Deadline 3, 25 March 2015, have been published

27 March 2015
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The Audio from the Open Floor Hearings held Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 March are now available:

Audio 17 March (morning)
Audio 17 March (evening)

Audio 18 March (afternoon)
Audio 18 March (evening)

19 March 2015
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The documents for Deadline 2, 26 February 2015, have been published.

03 March 2015
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Deadline 1 Submissions have now been published.

06 February 2015
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04 February 2015
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

29 January 2015
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Updated and new documents were submitted by the Applicant, National Grid, on 22 January 2015. They have been accepted into the examination by the Panel and have been published on the website.

27 January 2015
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The Audio from the Preliminary Meeting held Monday 19 January 2015 is now available.

Audio Part 1 of 3

Audio Part 2 of 3

Audio Part 3 of 3

A table of the unaccompanied site visits undertaken by the Examining Authority pre-examination, is available to view.

A list of updated and new documents notified by the Applicant at the preliminary meeting, 19 January 2015, for proposed submission, are available to view.

20 January 2015
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
19 January 2015
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft timetable for examination of the application and statement of principal issues.

28 November 2014
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The applicant has submitted errata and supplementary information in response to advice that we gave them following the decision to accept the application for examination.

The applicant has also submitted information relating to a potential change to the application that they may request to make. This information is being made available at the earliest possible date, so that people can familiarise themselves with it. These documents have not been accepted as examination documents yet and we are not inviting submissions on them at this time. The Examining Authority, once appointed, will decide whether or not to accept these documents and whether or not submissions will be invited on them, either at or soon after the Preliminary Meeting.

Please note that the Relevant Representations have also now been published.

09 October 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
07 October 2014
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The published deadline for the submission of relevant representations has now passed.

The applicant has sent us a letter, explaining that some of the notifications that they sent about the opportunity to make relevant representations were returned undelivered.

The applicant has sent further notifications to those parties only, and has allowed more time for them to make their representations. All the relevant representations will be published after 6 October 2014, when this further deadline has passed.

If you have received a further notification and wish to make a representation, please contact us at [email protected]

04 September 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
26 August 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
12 July 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

19 June 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
19 June 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
28 May 2014