Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

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
09 June 2014
Site Visit (Unaccompanied) 1
Swansea Bay
 Date Passed
10 June 2014
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
17 June 2014
Issue by ExA of:
- Examination timetable
- Examining Authority’s first written questions
 Date Passed
24 June 2014
Interested Parties Deadline I (Notifications)
Deadline for receipt of:
- Notification of wish by an interested party to be heard at an open floor hearing
- Notification by an affected person of wish for compulsory acquisition hearing to be held
- Notification of wish to make oral representations at the issue-specific hearing
- Submission of suggested location/sites for the Panel to include as part of the accompanied site visit (ASV)
- Notification from statutory parties that they wish to be considered an interested party
- Notification of by interested party of their intention to attend the Panel’s inspection of sites in the company of interested parties
 Date Passed
07 July 2014
Site Visit (Unaccompanied) 2
Swansea bay
 Date Passed
09 July 2014
Interested Parties Deadline II (Representations)
Deadline for receipt of:
- Summaries of all Relevant Representations (RRs) exceeding 1500 words
- Written representations (WRs) by all interested parties
- Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Local Impact Reports from any local authorities
- Statements of Common Ground requested by ExA
- Responses to Panel’s first round of written questions
- Any updated documents from the applicant including updated HRA matrices
- Comments on any submissions received prior to the Preliminary Meeting
 Date Passed
29 July 2014
Open Floor Hearing
Project introduction and explanation by the applicant
- Representations by other interested parties
 Date Passed
30 July 2014
Site Visit (Accompanied)
Inspection of the site in the company of interested parties
 Date Passed
31 July 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 1
- The draft DCO: introductory issues
 Date Passed
05 August 2014
Interested Parties Deadline III (Comments)
Deadline for receipt by the Panel of:
- Comments on RRs and on WRs (including any revised DCO from the applicant)
- Comments on Local Impact Reports
- Comments on responses to Panel’s written questions
- Written summaries of oral cases made at Hearings held in the week commencing 28 July 2014 and any requested related information.
 Date Passed
16 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 2
Issue-specific hearing including:
• Habitats Regulations Assessment (including methodology and impacts marine mammals)
• Impacts on other protected species and habitats
• Impacts on fishing and navigation
• Hydrology and physical processes
• Waste water impacts
• Construction impacts and socio-economic matters
• Monitoring, management and mitigation plans and provisions
 Date Passed
16 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 3
HRA
 Date Passed
17 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 4
Issue-specific hearing including:
• Habitats Regulations Assessment (including methodology and impacts marine mammals)
• Impacts on other protected species and habitats
• Impacts on fishing and navigation
• Hydrology and physical processes
• Waste water impacts
• Construction impacts and socio-economic matters
• Monitoring, management and mitigation plans and provisions
 Date Passed
18 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 5
Issue-specific hearing including:
• Habitats Regulations Assessment (including methodology and impacts marine mammals)
• Impacts on other protected species and habitats
• Impacts on fishing and navigation
• Hydrology and physical processes
• Waste water impacts
• Construction impacts and socio-economic matters
• Monitoring, management and mitigation plans and provisions
 Date Passed
23 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 6
Dates reserved for continuation of issue-specific hearing (if required)
 Date Passed
23 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 7
HRA
 Date Passed
24 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 8
Dates reserved for continuation of issue-specific hearing (if required)
 Date Passed
24 September 2014
Site Visit (Unaccompanied) 3
Swansea
 Date Passed
25 September 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 9
Dates reserved for continuation of issue-specific hearing (if required)
 Date Passed
30 September 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
30 September 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
30 September 2014
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
CA
 Date Passed
01 October 2014
Continuation of Complulsory Acquisition Hearing if required
 Date Passed
02 October 2014
Continuation of Complulsory Acquisition Hearing if required
 Date Passed
07 October 2014
Interested Parties Deadline IV (Post hearings)
Deadline for receipt by Panel of:
- Any outstanding comments from interested parties on documents submitted for Deadlines II and III
- Comments on documents submitted on 1 September 2014 by the applicant
- Comments received on public consultation
- All post hearing documents (including any revised DCO from the applicant)
- All written summaries of oral cases made at all hearings and any requested related information.
 Date Passed
21 October 2014
Issues Specific/Compulsory Acquisition Hearing
 Date Passed
21 October 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 10
CA and outstanding matters including DCO
 Date Passed
22 October 2014
Continuation of Issues Specific/Compulsory Acquisition Hearing if required
 Date Passed
22 October 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 11
CA and outstanding matters including DCO
 Date Passed
23 October 2014
Continuation of Issues Specific/Compulsory Acquisition Hearing if required
 Date Passed
23 October 2014
Issue Specific Hearing 12
CA and outstanding matters including DCO
 Date Passed
28 October 2014
Deadline V
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- All post hearing documents (including any revised DCO from the applicant)
- All written summaries or oral cases made at DCO hearings
 Date Passed
28 October 2014
Site Visit (Unaccompanied) 4
Unaccompanied Site Visit
 Date Passed
11 November 2014
Issue by ExA of:
- The Report on the Implications on European Sites (RIES)
- Draft DCO including any changes proposed by the ExA
 Date Passed
17 November 2014
Site Visit (Unaccompanied) 5
La Rance
 Date Passed
25 November 2014
Deadline VI
Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Comments on the Report on the Implications on European Sites (RIES)
- Comments on any changes to the DCOin the consultation draft only (including any revised DCO from the applicant).

- Comments received on public
consultation

- Comments on Paper of Alternative
DCO Drafting

- Responses to Rule 17 request for
further information
 Date Passed
04 December 2014
Deadline VII
Final deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses received on deadline VI
- Submission of any outstanding s106 agreements or other obligations
 Date Passed
08 December 2014
Deadline VIII
Final deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
Responses to Rule 17 questions set out in
letter dated 2 December 2014
 Date Passed
10 December 2014
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.
 Date Passed
10 December 2014
Examination closed