Internal Power Generation Enhancement for Port Talbot Steelworks

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
10 December 2014
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
15 January 2015
Deadline 1

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
Submissions
• Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA – see Annex G
• Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) matrices from the applicant
• Local impact reports (LIR) from any local authorities (see s60 of the Planning Act 2008)
• Responses to the ExA’s first written questions
• Comments on relevant representations (RRs)
• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
• Written representations (WRs) by all interested parties
• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
• Comments on any additional representations and submissions received prior to the examination
• Submissions from interested parties recommending itinerary items for the accompanied site visit
• Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

Notifications

• Notification by interested parties of wish to be heard at an open floor hearing
• Notification of wish to be heard at a compulsory acquisition hearing
• Notification by interested parties of wish to make oral representations at any issue specific hearing, including those on the draft Development Consent Order (DCO), environmental matters (including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
• Notification by interested parties of their intention to attend the accompanied site visit
• Notification by statutory parties of wish to be considered as an interested party

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 Date Passed
19 January 2015
Notification by the ExA of date, time and place for;
• Any Accompanied site visit
• Open Floor Hearing
• Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
• Any other issue specific hearing
 Date Passed
05 February 2015
Deadline 2
Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
• Responses to comments on RRs
• Comments on LIRs
• Responses to comments on any additional representations and submissions received prior to the examination
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s first written questions
• Comments on WRs
• Any revised draft DCO from applicant
• Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

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 Date Passed
12 February 2015
Date for the Issue specific hearing on the draft DCO
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 Date Passed
12 February 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 1
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 Date Passed
17 February 2015
Deadline 3
Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
• Responses to comments on WRs
• Written summary of the oral case put at the draft DCO hearing
• Any documents/ information/amendments requested by the ExA

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 Date Passed
24 February 2015
Date reserved for the
• Accompanied Site Visit
• Open Floor Hearing (evening)

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 Date Passed
24 February 2015
Open Floor Hearing
Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
24 February 2015
Site Visit (Accompanied)
Accompanied Site Visit
 Date Passed
25 February 2015
Date reserved for the;
• Compulsory Acquisition hearing
• Issue specific hearing on environmental matters (including EIA and HRA)

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 Date Passed
25 February 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
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 Date Passed
25 February 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Hearing on Environmental Matters
 Date Passed
26 February 2015
Date reserved if required, for the ;
• continuation of issue specific hearing on environmental matters (including EIA and HRA)
 Date Passed
05 March 2015
Deadline 4
Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
• Written summaries of oral cases put at any issue specific hearings
• Any updated SoCG
• Any documents/information/amendments requested by the ExA for this deadline
• Applicant’s final preferred draft DCO

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 Date Passed
19 March 2015
Deadline 5
Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
• Comments on applicant’s final preferred draft DCO
• Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

Notification by the ExA of date, time and place for;
• Any additional hearings

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 Date Passed
26 March 2015
Issue by the ExA of;
• the Report on Implications for European Sites (RIES)
• ExA’s second written questions, if required
 Date Passed
14 April 2015
Dates reserved for any additional hearings
 Date Passed
15 April 2015
Dates reserved for any additional hearings
 Date Passed
15 April 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Issue Specific Hearing on Outstanding Issues and Open Floor Hearing
 Date Passed
16 April 2015
Dates reserved for any additional hearings
 Date Passed
23 April 2015
Deadline 6
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on REIS
• Responses to the ExA’s second written questions
• Written summaries of oral cases put at the hearings of 14-16 April (if held)
• Responses to comments on Applicant’s final preferred draft DCO
• Any documents/information/amendments requested by the ExA for this deadline

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 Date Passed
11 May 2015
Deadline 7
Deadline for receipt of:
• Comments on responses to the ExA’s second written questions

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 Date Passed
09 June 2015
Close of examination
 Date Passed
09 June 2015
Examination closed