North Wales Wind Farms Connection

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
28 July 2015
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
04 August 2015
Issue by ExA of:
· Examination timetable
· ExA’s written questions (on website)
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 Date Passed
01 September 2015
Deadline 1
Deadline for receipt of:
· Comments on relevant representations
· Written representations (WRs) by all interested parties
· Local Impact Reports from any local authorities
· Statements of Common Ground requested by the ExA
· Responses to ExA’s written questions
· Comments by interested parties in respect of the July 2015 submissions by the applicant in response to the s55 Checklist.
· Notification of wish to make oral representations at the issue specific hearings
· Notification of wish to speak at an open floor hearing
· Notification of wish to speak at a compulsory acquisition hearing
· Notification of wish to attend the accompanied site inspection, suggested locations and justifications
· Notification by statutory parties of wish to be considered an interested party
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 Date Passed
17 September 2015
Deadline 2
Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
· Comments on WRs
· Comments on Local Impact Reports
· Comments on responses to ExA’s written questions
· Revised draft DCO from applicant
· Schedule of mitigation from the applicant
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 Date Passed
22 September 2015
Site Visit (Accompanied) 1
Accompanied site inspection
 Date Passed
23 September 2015
Site Visit (Accompanied) 2
Accompanied site inspection reserve date
 Date Passed
23 September 2015
Open Floor Hearing 1
Open floor hearing evening
 Date Passed
24 September 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Compulsory acquisition hearing
 Date Passed
25 September 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
Compulsory acquisition hearing
 Date Passed
29 September 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue specific hearing 1
 Date Passed
30 September 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue specific hearing 2
 Date Passed
01 October 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Issue specific hearing 3
 Date Passed
02 October 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 4
Issue specific hearing on the draft Development Consent Order
 Date Passed
16 October 2015
Deadline 3
Deadline for receipt of:
· Post-hearing documents
· Applicant’s revised draft DCO
· Any further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
27 October 2015
Issue by ExA of:
· ExA’s second written questions (on website)
 Date Passed
02 November 2015
Deadline 4
Deadline for receipt of:
· Further hearing documents
· Comments on post-hearing documents
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 Date Passed
10 November 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 3
Reserved hearing dates if required
 Date Passed
11 November 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Reserved hearing dates if required
 Date Passed
12 November 2015
Open Floor Hearing 2
Reserved hearing dates if required
 Date Passed
13 November 2015
Deadline 5
Deadline for receipt of:
· Comments on Option B
· Comments on the proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land
· Comments on further post-hearing documents
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 Date Passed
18 November 2015
Deadline 6
Deadline for receipt of:
· Responses to ExA’s second written questions
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 Date Passed
03 December 2015
Deadline 7
Deadline for receipt of:
· Comments on responses to ExA’s second written questions
· Notification of wish to make oral representations at December hearings
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 Date Passed
08 December 2015
Deadline 8
Deadline for receipt of:
· Written representations regarding the proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of rights over additional land
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 Date Passed
08 December 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 6
Issue specific hearing on the principles of development and environmental issues including (but not limited to) costs and policy, landscape and visual impacts and land use and land management matters regarding Option B and any outstanding matters on Option A regarding principles of development and environmental issues.
 Date Passed
09 December 2015
Open Floor Hearing 3
Open floor hearing
 Date Passed
09 December 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 4
Compulsory acquisition hearing on the proposed provision for rights and the imposition of restrictions over additional land
 Date Passed
09 December 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 5
Compulsory acquisition hearing
 Date Passed
09 December 2015
Open Floor Hearing 4
Open floor hearing on the proposed provision for rights and the imposition of restrictions over additional land
 Date Passed
10 December 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 7
Issue specific hearing on the draft Development Consent Order (DCO) for both the Option B draft DCO and any remaining matters in relation to the Option A draft DCO
 Date Passed
11 December 2015
Site Visit (Accompanied) 3
Reserved site inspection date if required
 Date Passed
11 December 2015
Site Visit (Accompanied) 4
Reserve date for accompanied site inspection if required
 Date Passed
21 December 2015
Deadline 9
Deadline for receipt of:
· Post-hearing documents
· Revised draft DCO from applicant
· Comments on written representations regarding the proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land
· Any further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
21 December 2015
Publication of Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)

Deadline 9
Deadline for receipt of:
· Post-hearing documents
· Revised draft DCO from applicant
· Comments on written representations regarding the proposed provision for the compulsory acquisition of additional land
· Any further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
07 January 2016
Publication of ExA’s consultation draft DCO (if published)
 Date Passed
21 January 2016
Deadline 10
· Comments on ExA’s consultation draft DCO (if required) and RIES
· Comments on post-hearing documents
· Any further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
28 January 2016
Deadline 11
Deadline for receipt of:
· Responses to comments on the ExA’s consultation draft DCO (if published) and RIES
· Comments on any further information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
28 January 2016
Examination closed