Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station

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
21 March 2012
-Preliminary meeting held at the Sedgemoor Auction
Centre, North Petherton.
-Start of examination.
-Request by District Councils to extend the deadline to complete the examination.
-Request made by the Applicant for the Panel to
consider amendments to the application.
 Date Passed
22 March 2012
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
23 March 2012
Panel make a request for further information under
Rule 17 to SDC and WSC in respect of their request for the Chair of the IPC to extend the deadline to complete the examination.
 Date Passed
27 March 2012
Procedural decision issued (Rule 8 of the
Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 and the Panel’s first written questions.
 Date Passed
30 March 2012
-Chair of the IPC writes to SDC and WSC to inform
them of his decision not to extend the deadline for
completing the examination.
-Applicant submits proposed changes to the
application, addenda, errata and additional
information.
 Date Passed
01 April 2012
Functions of the IPC are transferred to the Planning
Inspectorate (National Infrastructure Directorate) as a result of the amendments to the Planning Act 2008 made by the Localism Act 2011.
 Date Passed
04 April 2012
Request for further information made by the Panel
under Rule 17 to WSC for a copy of the Preliminary
Works Planning Permission, including conditions and
any related s106 Planning Agreement.
 Date Passed
11 April 2012
-Michael Hurley appointed to the Panel by the
Secretary of State.
-Accompanied (familiarisation) site inspections by the Panel to the main site.
 Date Passed
11 April 2012
Site Visit (Accompanied) 1
Initial (familiarisation) site inspections
 Date Passed
12 April 2012
Accompanied (familiarisation) site inspections by the
Panel to the associated development sites.
 Date Passed
12 April 2012
Site Visit (Accompanied) 2
Initial (familiarisation) site inspections
 Date Passed
24 April 2012
-Deadline for responses to the Panel’s first written
questions.

-Panel issues a procedural decision informing
interested parties that they intend to accept the
proposed changes to the application, addenda, errata and additional information submitted by the
Applicant.

-Panel issues a correction to the procedural decision issued on 27 March.
 Date Passed
30 April 2012
Rule 17 request to SDC for a copy of the planning
permissions granted by Sedgemoor District Council
and any related s106 Planning Agreements in respect of:

- North East Bridgwater, former Innovia/British
Cellophane site.

- The Steart Peninsula Project.
 Date Passed
03 May 2012
Deadline for receipt of:
-Local Impact Reports
-Statements of Common Ground
-Written Representations.
 Date Passed
09 May 2012
First open-floor hearing held at Bridgwater College
Cannington Campus, Cannington.
 Date Passed
09 May 2012
Open Floor Hearing 1
First open floor hearings
 Date Passed
10 May 2012
Second open-floor hearing at Otterhampton Village
Hall, Combwich.
 Date Passed
10 May 2012
Open Floor Hearing 2
First open floor hearings
 Date Passed
16 May 2012
Third open-floor hearing at Bridgwater Town Hall,
Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
16 May 2012
Open Floor Hearing 3
First open floor hearings
 Date Passed
17 May 2012
Fourth open-floor hearing at Victory Hall, Stogursey.
 Date Passed
17 May 2012
Open Floor Hearing 4
First open floor hearings
 Date Passed
18 May 2012
Rule 17 request to Applicant to provide answers to
questions about Compulsory Acquisition, draft DCO
Article 33A and draft Article 33B.
 Date Passed
31 May 2012
Deadline for comments on:
- Local Impact Reports
- Relevant Representations
- Written Representations
- Responses to Panel’s first questions.
 Date Passed
08 June 2012
Panel issue a procedural decision inviting interested
parties to comment on the following documents:
-Revised joint Councils’ Local Impact Report
-Updated draft DCO (including requirements), the
Mitigation Route Map and Code of Construction
Practice
-Applicant’s response to Panel’s letter dated 18 May
2012 in which the Panel asked several questions
relating to compulsory acquisition and other matters.
 Date Passed
14 June 2012
Panel issues further written questions to interested
parties.
 Date Passed
26 June 2012
First issue-specific hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc) at The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
26 June 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 1
First issue-specific (IS) hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc)
 Date Passed
09 July 2012
Deadline for receipt of:

-Responses to Panel’s further written questions from interested parties.

- Requests by interested parties for further open-floor hearings.

- Requests by Affected Persons for a compulsory
acquisition hearing.
 Date Passed
16 July 2012
Notification by the Panel of dates for additional issue-specific hearings.
 Date Passed
17 July 2012
Second issue-specific hearing on the DCO and
mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc) at The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
17 July 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Second IS hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc)
 Date Passed
23 July 2012
Panel issue a procedural decision setting out a
timetable for the submission and finalisation of a s106 Planning Obligation.
 Date Passed
26 July 2012
Panel issue a request for further information, asking for comments from interested parties by 17 August on various MMO documents and on the Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) compiled by the Planning Inspectorate secretariat. Interested parties were also notified of an open-floor hearing to be held on 6 September.
 Date Passed
06 August 2012
Deadline for comments on responses to Panel’s further written questions from interested parties.
 Date Passed
14 August 2012
Third issue-specific hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc) at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
14 August 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 3
DCO
 Date Passed
21 August 2012
-Issue-specific hearing on socio-economic matters at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.

-Interested parties notified about a forthcoming
opportunity to comment on the Final Form
Development Consent Order (DCO) and signed
Planning Obligation.

-Interested parties notified of the date, time and
departure point of the accompanied site inspection
on 12 September.

-Deadline for the Applicant to provide a consolidated final form obligation with technical revisions.
 Date Passed
21 August 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 4
Socio-economic factors
 Date Passed
22 August 2012
Issue-specific hearing on transport and transportation matters at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
22 August 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Traffic and Transportation
 Date Passed
23 August 2012
Issue-specific hearing on Habitats Regulations
Assessment (HRA) matters and ecology at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
23 August 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 6
HRA matters and Ecology
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
Issue-specific hearing on Combwich at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
24 August 2012
Issue Specific Hearing 7
Combwich
 Date Passed
29 August 2012
Compulsory acquisition hearing at The Exchange,
Express Park, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
29 August 2012
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
2 days
 Date Passed
30 August 2012
Rule 17 request to Applicant to respond to questions about the temporary jetty.
 Date Passed
31 August 2012
Procedural decision issued by the Panel inviting
interested parties to comment on:

- the Final Form DCO (as proposed by the Applicant).

- Planning Agreement (engrossed version), annexes
and plans.

- Response by the Applicant to issues raised at the
issue-specific hearings 21 to 24 August.
 Date Passed
03 September 2012
Rule 17 request to Applicant to respond to questions about Article 45 of the draft DCO.
 Date Passed
06 September 2012
Fifth open-floor hearing at The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater.
 Date Passed
06 September 2012
Open Floor Hearing 5
Final Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
07 September 2012
Deadline for the receipt of comments from interested parties to the Final Form DCO and Planning Agreement (engrossed version).
 Date Passed
10 September 2012
Rule 17 request to WSC, SCC, Stogursey Parish
Council, Fairfield Estate, the MMO, the EA and NE
inviting them to comment on the Applicant’s responses to the Rule 17 requests made on 30 August and 3 September.
 Date Passed
12 September 2012
- Accompanied site inspection by the Panel.

- Rule 17 request to Applicant to provide a copy of the Combined Heat and Power Study, referred to in the Sustainability Statement.
 Date Passed
12 September 2012
Site Visit (Accompanied) 3
Details of site visit
 Date Passed
12 September 2012
Site Visit (Accompanied) 4
two day site visit
 Date Passed
14 September 2012
- Deadline for the Applicant to respond to the
comments from interested parties on the final form
DCO and Planning Agreement (engrossed version).

- Rule 17 request to the Applicant, the EA and NE in
relation to Article 33(c) of the draft DCO.
 Date Passed
21 September 2012
Notification from the Panel to interested parties of the completion of the examination (Planning Act 2008,s99).
 Date Passed
21 September 2012
Examination closed