Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm (Zone 4) – Project Two

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
16 June 2015
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
22 June 2015
Issue by Examining Authority (ExA) of:

• Examination timetable

• ExA’s first written questions
 Date Passed
15 July 2015
Deadline 1
Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)

• Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words

• Written representations (WRs)

• Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words

• Local Impact Report from any local authorities

• Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by ExA

• Schedule of Mitigation Requirements

• Responses to ExA’s first written questions

• Notification of wish to speak at a compulsory acquisition (CA) hearing

• Notification of wish to make oral representations at the issue specific hearing on the draft Development Consent Order (DCO)

• Notification of wish to speak at the open floor hearing (OFH)

• Notification of wish to attend Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)

• Notification of suggested locations for the ASI to cover

• Notification of any statutory party who wishes to participate in the examination.

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 Date Passed
28 July 2015
Date reserved for open floor hearing (OFH) if any requests are received by the 15 July 2015. If there are no requests, the hearing will be cancelled and interested parties will be notified through the banner on the project webpage.
 Date Passed
29 July 2015
Site Visit (Accompanied)
ASI starting at the Humber Royal Hotel
 Date Passed
30 July 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 1
First ISH
 Date Passed
10 August 2015
Deadline 2
Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs

• Comments on Local Impact Reports (LIRs)

• Comments on responses to ExA’s first written questions

• Revised draft DCO from Applicant

• Updated HRA matrices

• All post hearing documents including written proofs of oral cases made at hearings

• Documents post Accompanied Site Inspection

• Any other information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
25 August 2015
Deadline 2a
deadline for reciept of:
Responses to Rule 17 letter issued 4 August 2015.
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 Date Passed
15 September 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 2
ISH scheduled for 2 days
 Date Passed
17 September 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1
2 day CAH
 Date Passed
24 September 2015
Deadline 3
Deadline for receipt of:

All post-hearing documents including written proofs of oral cases made at hearings and any other information requested by the ExA.

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 Date Passed
29 September 2015
Date for issue of ExA’s second written questions (if there are still matters to explore after the hearings)
 Date Passed
20 October 2015
Deadline 4
Deadline for receipt of:

• Responses to ExA’s second written questions

• Any other information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
27 October 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 3
Start of ISH hearing
 Date Passed
28 October 2015
Issue Specific Hearing 4
?
 Date Passed
29 October 2015
Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2
?
 Date Passed
12 November 2015
Deadline 5
Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on responses to ExA’s second written questions

• Receipt and publication of applicant’s final DCO
• Documents post all hearings

• Written proofs of oral cases made at hearings

• Any other information requested by the ExA


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 Date Passed
26 November 2015
Deadline 6
Deadline for receipt of:


• Any final versions of SoCGs

• Any other information requested by the ExA
and

• Issue of ExA’s consultation DCO

• Issue of Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)

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 Date Passed
10 December 2015
Deadline 7
Deadline for receipt of:

• Comments on Applicant’s DCO (REP5-006)
• Comments on RIES

• Responses to Rule 17 issued 26 November 2015

• Any other information requested by the ExA
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 Date Passed
13 December 2015
Deadline 8
Deadline for receipt of:

• Response to Rule 17 issued 7 December 2015
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 Date Passed
16 December 2015
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
16 December 2015
Examination closed