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.
|-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.
|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.
|Procedural decision issued (Rule 8 of the|
Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 and the Panel’s first written questions.
|-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
|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.
|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.
|-Michael Hurley appointed to the Panel by the|
Secretary of State.
-Accompanied (familiarisation) site inspections by the Panel to the main site.
Site Visit (Accompanied) 1Initial (familiarisation) site inspections
|Accompanied (familiarisation) site inspections by the|
Panel to the associated development sites.
Site Visit (Accompanied) 2Initial (familiarisation) site inspections
|-Deadline for responses to the Panel’s first written|
-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
-Panel issues a correction to the procedural decision issued on 27 March.
|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
- The Steart Peninsula Project.
|Deadline for receipt of:|
-Local Impact Reports
-Statements of Common Ground
|First open-floor hearing held at Bridgwater College|
Cannington Campus, Cannington.
Open Floor Hearing 1First open floor hearings
|Second open-floor hearing at Otterhampton Village|
Open Floor Hearing 2First open floor hearings
|Third open-floor hearing at Bridgwater Town Hall,|
Open Floor Hearing 3First open floor hearings
|Fourth open-floor hearing at Victory Hall, Stogursey.|
Open Floor Hearing 4First open floor hearings
|Rule 17 request to Applicant to provide answers to|
questions about Compulsory Acquisition, draft DCO
Article 33A and draft Article 33B.
|Deadline for comments on:|
- Local Impact Reports
- Relevant Representations
- Written Representations
- Responses to Panel’s first questions.
|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
-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.
|Panel issues further written questions to interested|
|First issue-specific hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc) at The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater.|
Issue Specific Hearing 1First issue-specific (IS) hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc)
|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
|Notification by the Panel of dates for additional issue-specific hearings.|
|Second issue-specific hearing on the DCO and|
mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc) at The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater.
Issue Specific Hearing 2Second IS hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc)
|Panel issue a procedural decision setting out a|
timetable for the submission and finalisation of a s106 Planning Obligation.
|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.|
|Deadline for comments on responses to Panel’s further written questions from interested parties.|
|Third issue-specific hearing on the DCO and mitigation measures (as secured by requirements/s106 etc) at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.|
Issue Specific Hearing 3DCO
|-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
-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.
Issue Specific Hearing 4Socio-economic factors
|Issue-specific hearing on transport and transportation matters at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.|
Issue Specific Hearing 5Traffic and Transportation
|Issue-specific hearing on Habitats Regulations|
Assessment (HRA) matters and ecology at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.
Issue Specific Hearing 6HRA matters and Ecology
|Issue-specific hearing on Combwich at Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club, Bridgwater.|
Issue Specific Hearing 7Combwich
|Compulsory acquisition hearing at The Exchange,|
Express Park, Bridgwater.
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing2 days
|Rule 17 request to Applicant to respond to questions about the temporary jetty.|
|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
- Response by the Applicant to issues raised at the
issue-specific hearings 21 to 24 August.
|Rule 17 request to Applicant to respond to questions about Article 45 of the draft DCO.|
|Fifth open-floor hearing at The Exchange, Express Park, Bridgwater.|
Open Floor Hearing 5Final Open Floor Hearing
|Deadline for the receipt of comments from interested parties to the Final Form DCO and Planning Agreement (engrossed version).|
|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.
|- 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.
Site Visit (Accompanied) 3Details of site visit
Site Visit (Accompanied) 4two day site visit
|- 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.
|Notification from the Panel to interested parties of the completion of the examination (Planning Act 2008,s99).|