Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage

This page provides a list of deadlines for responses and dates of events taking place during the examination. Please also refer to the rule 8 letter that was sent to interested parties at the start of the examination which sets out the timeframe.

Event DateDescription
 Date Passed
08 March 2016
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
08 March 2016
Open Floor Hearing
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
09 March 2016
Issue Specific Hearing
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
16 March 2016
Rule 8 Letter
Issue by the ExA of:

• Updated examination timetable
• ExA’s first written questions
 Date Passed
30 March 2016
Deadline 1 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Post-hearing documents including any written summary of an oral case put at a hearing and any documents/amendments requested by the ExA
• The applicant’s draft screening matrices summarising the effects on European sites as requested in Annex E
• Comments on any additional representations and submissions received prior to the Preliminary Meeting
• Any other information requested by the ExA under 17 of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 (the Exam Rules)
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 Date Passed
13 April 2016
Deadline 2 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Comments on relevant representations (RRs)
• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
• Comments on the applicants draft screening matrices summarising the effects on European sites
• Written Representations (WRs) by all interested parties. All parties should submit their full written case and supporting evidence at this stage, as any representations to be heard at a hearing should be based on the content of RRs or WRs.
• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
• Local Impact Reports (LIRs) from any local authorities
• Responses to the ExA’s first written questions
• The applicant’s revised draft DCO
• Statements of Common Ground
• Comments on post-hearing documents
• Responses to comments on any additional representations and submissions received prior to the Preliminary Meeting
• Notification of wish to speak at a compulsory acquisition hearing
• Notification of wish to make oral representations at any further issue specific hearings
• Notification of wish to speak at a further open floor hearing
• Representations relating to locations to view at the site or in the surrounding area which are considered to be relevant for the ExA during further unaccompanied site inspections (USI)
• Representations relating to locations to view at the site or in the surrounding area which are considered to be relevant for the ExA during an accompanied site inspection (ASI) to better understand representations made or to see land and interests where there is no opportunity to gain public access
• Notification from statutory parties, or a local authority without direct responsibility in the proposed development area, of a wish to be considered an interested party
• Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline 1
• Any other information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
18 April 2016
Notification of Hearings Letter
Issue by the ExA of:

• Notification of the date, time and place for further issue specific hearings, an open floor hearing (if required) and a compulsory acquisition hearing (if required)
 Date Passed
27 April 2016
Deadline 3 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Comments on WRs
• Responses to comments on RRs
• Comments on LIRs
• Comments on responses to ExA’s first written questions
• Comments on the applicant’s revised draft DCO
• Comments on any further information requested by the ExA and received to Deadline 2
• Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of the Exam Rules
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 Date Passed
17 May 2016
Open Floor Hearing
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
17 May 2016
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft DCO
Issue Specific Hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
18 May 2016
Issue Specific Hearing
Issue Specific Hearing
 Date Passed
26 May 2016
Deadline 4 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Post hearing documents including any written summary of an oral case put at any hearing and any documents/amendments requested by the ExA
• The applicant’s revised draft DCO
• 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
07 June 2016
ExA's Second Written Questions
Issue by the ExA of:

• ExA’s second written questions
 Date Passed
21 June 2016
Deadline 5 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Responses to the ExA’s second written questions
• Comments on the applicant’s revised draft DCO
• Comments on any information received by the ExA for Deadline 4
• Any further requests for information by the ExA, if required
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 Date Passed
04 July 2016
Deadline 6 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• The applicant’s final draft DCO
• Any updated SoCG
• Comments on any information and/response received by the ExA for Deadline 5
• Any further requests for information by the ExA, if required

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 Date Passed
20 July 2016
ExA's draft DCO and RIES
Publication ExA of:

• ExA's draft DCO (if required to facilitate examination)
• Report on Implications for European Sites (RIES)
 Date Passed
10 August 2016
Deadline 7 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Comments on the ExA's draft DCO
• Comments on the RIES
• Comments on any further information received by the ExA for Deadline 6
• Comments on SoCG
• Any further requests for information by the ExA, if required
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 Date Passed
17 August 2016
Deadline 8 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:

• Responses to comments on the ExA’s draft DCO
• Responses to comments on RIES
• Any updated SoCG
• Comments on any further information received by the ExA for Deadline 7
• ANy further requests for information by the ExA, if required


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 Date Passed
05 September 2016
Deadline 9 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt of:

• Response to ExA’s request for further information under Rule 17 letter dated 26 August 2016
• Comments on any further information received by the ExA for Deadline 8
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 Date Passed
08 September 2016
Deadline 10 (12 noon)

Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on responses to ExA’s request for further information under Rule 17 letter dated 26 August 2016
• Comments on any further information received by the ExA for Deadline 9
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 Date Passed
08 September 2016
The ExA is under a duty to complete the examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months beginning with the day after the close of the Preliminary Meeting.
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 Date Passed
08 September 2016
Examination closed