Awel y Môr Offshore Wind Farm

What happens next

Dates for the Examination can be viewed on the Examination Timetable page.

Notice of the Procedural Decision has been issued by the Examining Authority to Interested Parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the Examination will be conducted and the Examination Timetable as currently set out.

20/03/2023 - Deadline for close of examination, Examination ends

20/06/2023 - Deadline for Planning Inspectorate to submit recommendation. See the Examination Timetable for further information.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and:

  • have not been identified by the Applicant; and
  • did not register to become an Interested Party;

then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an Interested Party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008.

Timeline (30 items)

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions:

The agendas have been also been published.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF 595KB).

For those wishing to observe the Hearings that will be held during the week commencing 5 December 2022, here is the link to the livestream (which remains the same for all Hearings relating to this project).

Joining instructions for the hearings will be issued on Monday 5 December 2022.

28 November 2022

The Examining Authority has published the following documents:

For those wishing to observe the Hearings that will be held during the week commencing 5 December 2022, here is the link to the livestream (which remains the same for all Hearings relating to this project).

Joining instructions for the hearings will be issued on Monday 5 December 2022.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF 594KB).

25 November 2022

Deadline 3 submissions have been published.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF 590KB).

24 November 2022

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions:

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF 566KB).

23 November 2022

The Examining Authority has today issued a request for further information:

The Examining Authority has also exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions:

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF 566KB).

17 November 2022

The Examining Authority’s Notification of Hearings and Accompanied Site Inspection (PDF, 19MB) to be held during week commencing 5 December 2022 (Rule 13 and Rule 16 Letter) has been published.

The Examination Library (PDF, 557KB) has been updated

11 November 2022

Deadline 2 submissions have been published.

The Examining Authority has exercised its discretion to accept the following Additional Submissions:

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

11 November 2022

Deadline 1 submissions have been published and will be added to the Examination Library shortly.

26 October 2022

A note of the Preliminary Meeting (PDF,156KB) has been published.

05 October 2022

Read the letter

The following documents have been published:

 The Examination Library (PDF, 437KB) has been updated.

27 September 2022

Read the letter

The Examination Timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to Interested Parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

27 September 2022

For those wishing to observe the Hearings that will be held during the week commencing 19 September 2022, here is the link to the livestream (which remains the same for all Hearings relating to this project).

The recording and transcript for the Preliminary Meeting have been published.

21 September 2022
  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
20 September 2022

For those wishing to observe the Hearings that will be held during the week commencing 19 September 2022, here is the link to the livestream (which remains the same for all Hearings relating to this project).

16 September 2022

The Examining Authority carried out Unaccompanied Site Inspections on Monday 5 September 2022, Tuesday 6 September 2022 and Wednesday 7 September 2022. (PDF, 180KB)

The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Network Rail Infrastructure Limited. (PDF, 117KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 407KB) has been updated.

16 September 2022

The agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1) into the dDCO (PDF, 208 KB) on Wednesday 21 September 2022 has now been published.

The agenda for the Preliminary Meeting and Open Floor Hearing 1 can be found in Annex A and G of the Rule 6 letter (PDF, 697 KB) respectively.

These have been added to the Examination Library (PDF, 407 KB).

13 September 2022

Submissions for Procedural Deadline A have now been published and added to the Examination Library.

12 September 2022

The notification of Preliminary Meeting (Rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes the draft Examination Timetable and Initial Assessment of Principal Issues.

23 August 2022

The Examining Authority carried out Unaccompanied Site Inspections on Monday 1, Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 August 2022 (PDF, 502 KB)

The Examining Authority has also used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Natural England (PDF, 69 KB) and to invite the following other persons to participate in the examination:

-Janet Finch-Saunders MS, Ireland, France, Natural England, NatureScot and DAERA.

22 August 2022

The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from Janet Finch-Saunders MS (PDF, 446KB)

The Examination Library (PDF, 402KB) has been updated.

22 July 2022

The Examining Authority has used its discretion to accept an Additional Submission from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) (PDF, 26KB)

Relevant Representations have also been published.

The Examination Library will be updated shortly.

12 July 2022
Relevant representations published on the website
12 July 2022

The Examining Authority carried out Unaccompanied Site Inspections on Monday 27 June 2022, Tuesday 28 June 2022 and Wednesday 29 June 2022. (PDF, 397KB) The note will be added to the Examination Library shortly.

08 July 2022

This project is at the Pre-examination stage. If you want to comment on this proposed project, you can now register to have your say. Registration will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

The Applicant submitted a set of documents on 6 June 2022, in response to s51 advice issued post-Acceptance. The Examining Authority has accepted them as additional submissions.

An additional document 6.3.3 Environmental Statement – Volume 3 – Chapter 3 – Socio-Economics (PDF, 3MB) has now been published.

09 June 2022

This project is at the Pre-examination stage. If you want to comment on this proposed project, you can now register to have your say. Registration will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 6 July 2022.

The Applicant submitted a set of documents on 6 June 2022, in response to s51 advice issued post-Acceptance. The Examining Authority has accepted them as additional submissions.

08 June 2022

Please note, a notification was previously sent confirming the Relevant Representations had been published. This was an error and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

31 May 2022
Read the letter

The application has been accepted for examination

18 May 2022
Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
18 May 2022
  • Application expected from applicant
  • Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
20 April 2022