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
20 April 2021
Issue Specific Hearing 1
Issue Specific Hearing on the Environmental Statement – general matters, including generating capacity, alternatives to the Proposed Development and cumulative effects; and the draft Development Consent Order

Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April 2021
 Date Passed
21 April 2021
Examination Begins
 Date Passed
27 April 2021
Publication by the Examining Authority of
Publication by the ExA of:

First round of written questions (ExQ1)
 Date Passed
10 May 2021
Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Further information from the Applicant and North Lincolnshire Council as raised during the ISH1 and published in the Action Points from ISH1
- Comments on any updates to Application documents submitted by the Applicant before the PM
- Comments on Relevant Representations (RR)
- Written Representations (WRs)
- Summaries of any WRs exceeding 1500 words
- Post ISH1 submissions, including written submissions of oral cases given during that hearing
- Updated Statement of Commonality for Statements of Common Ground (SoCGs)
- An updated version of the draft Development Consent Order (dDCO, following its discussion at ISH1 and to be submitted in an editable format with any revisions to the preceding version shown using tracked changes
- An updated Index to the Application documents to be submitted by the Applicant
- Notification by Statutory Parties of wish to be considered as an Interested Person (IP) by the ExA
- Submission by the Applicant and IPs of suggested locations for the ExA to include in Unaccompanied and/or Accompanied Site Inspections, including the reason for nomination and issues to be observed; information about whether the location can be accessed using public rights of way or what access arrangements would need to be made; and the likely time requirement for the visit to that location (if not covered within an Unaccompanied Site Inspection)
- Notification of wish to speak at any future ISHs
- Notification of wish to speak at an Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for the information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
24 May 2021
Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Comments on WRs and responses to comments on RRs
- Responses to ExQ1
- Local Impact Report(s) (LIR)
- An updated Statement of Commonality for SoCGs
- Update on the preparations of Statements of SoCG requested by the ExA
- An updated Index to the Application documents submitted by the Applicant
- Applicant’s revised dDCO to be submitted in an editable format with any revisions made to the preceding version shown using track changes (if required)
- Comments on any amendments made to the dDCO by the Applicant at D1
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D1
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
28 May 2021
Issue by the Examining Authority of
Issue by the ExA of:

Notification of hearings to be held on 29 and 30 June (if required)
 Date Passed
07 June 2021
Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt by ExA of:
- Comments on LIR(s)
- Comments on responses to the ExQ1
- Comments on any updated SoCG received at D2
- Update on the preparation of SoCG
- An updated Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- An updated Index to the Application documents submitted by the Applicant
- Applicant's revised dDCO to be submitted in an editable format with any revisions shown using tracked changes (if required)
- Comments on any amendments made to the dDCO by the Applicant at D2
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D2
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
11 June 2021
Publication by the ExA of
Publication by the ExA of

ExA's further written questions (ExQ2) (if required)
 Date Passed
28 June 2021
Deadline 3a

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
A speaking note(s) from Interested Parties who intend
to speak at Open Floor Hearing 1 no later than 16:00 Monday 28 June 2021
 Date Passed
29 June 2021
Hearings 2
Dates reserved for:
• ISHs (if required)
• OFH (if required)
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 June 2021
 Date Passed
07 July 2021
Deadline 4

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Responses to ExQ2 (if required)
- Post-hearing submissions, including written summaries of oral cases made by the Applicant and IPs (if hearings on 29/30 June 2021 are required)
- Applicant's revised dDCO to be submitted in an editable format with any revisions to the preceding version shown using tracked changes (if required)
- Comments on any amendments made to the dDCO by the Applicant at D3 (if required)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received at D3
- Comments on any updated SoCG received at D3
- Update on the preparation of SoCG
- Updated Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- An updated Index to the Application documents submitted by the Applicant
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
09 August 2021
Deadline 5

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on responses to ExQ2
- Applicant's revised dDCO to be submitted in an editable format with any revisions to the preceding version shown using tracked changes (if required)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received at D4
- Comments on any amendments made to the dDCO by the Applicant at D4 (if required)
- Comments on any updated SoCG received at D4
- Update on the preparation of SoCG
- Updated Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- An updated Index to the Application documents submitted by the Applicant
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
16 August 2021
Issue by the ExA of
Issue by the ExA of:
Notification of hearings to be held 9/10 September 2021 (if required))
 Date Passed
16 August 2021
Publication by ExA of
Publication by the ExA of
The ExA's Further Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
 Date Passed
25 August 2021
Access Required Site Inspection
Dates for:

• Access Required Site Inspection 1 (ARSI1)
at Heron Lodge/Fennswood - Wednesday 25 August 2021
• Access Required Site Inspection 2 (ARSI2)
of the Order Limits - Wednesday 26 August 2021
 Date Passed
31 August 2021
Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Responses to the ExA’s ExQ3 (if required)
- Applicant's revised dDCO to be submitted in an editable format with any revisions to the preceding version shown using tracked changes(if required)
- Comments on any amendments made to the dDCO by the Applicant at D5 (if required)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received at D5
- Comments on any updated SoCG received at D5
- Final and signed SoCGs
- Updated Statement of Commonality for SoCG
- Any executed s106 Agreement
- An updated Index to the Application documents submitted by the Applicant
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
01 September 2021
Issue by ExA of
Issue by the ExA of:

Any requests for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
 Date Passed
01 September 2021
Publication by the ExA of.
Publication by the ExA of:

• Agenda for Hearings to be held 9 and 10 September 2021 (if required)
• The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required)
• The ExA’s proposed Schedule of Changes to the dDCO (if required and if no DCO specific ISH is held on 9 or 10 September 2021)
 Date Passed
09 September 2021
Hearings 3
Dates reserved for:
• ISHs (if required)
• OFH (if required)
Thursday 9 and Friday September 10 2021
 Date Passed
10 September 2021
Issue by the ExA of.
Issue by the ExA of:
Any requests for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)

Issue may be Monday 13 September 2021 if Hearings are held on 9 and 10 September 2021
 Date Passed
10 September 2021
Publication by the ExA. of
Publication by the ExA of:
• The ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ4) (if required)
• The ExA’s draft Schedule of Changes to the dDCO (if required and if not issued on
1 September 2021)

Publication may be Monday 13 September 2021 if Hearings are held on 9 and 10 September 2021
 Date Passed
20 September 2021
Deadline 7

Deadline for the receipt by the ExA of:
- Post-hearing submissions, including written summaries of oral cases made by the Applicant and IPs (if hearings on 9/10 June 2021 are required)
- Comments on responses to ExQ3 (if required)
- Responses to the ExA’s ExQ4 (if required)
- Comments on any amendments made to the dDCO by the Applicant at D6 (if required)
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received at D6
- Final version of the dDCO to be submitted by the Applicant in both clean and tracked changed forms and in the SI template format, with an SI template validation report
- An updated Index to the Application documents submitted by the Applicant
- Comments on the ExA’s Schedule of Changes to the dDCO published either on 1 or 13 September 2021 (if required)
- Responses to any further information requested by the ExA
- Any requests from the ExA for information under Rule 17 of the Examination Procedure Rules 2010 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
01 October 2021
Deadline 8

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:
- Comments on any additional information/submissions received at D7
- Responses to any further information requested
by the ExA under Rule 17 (if required)
View the documents received relating to this deadline
 Date Passed
20 October 2021
End of Examination
The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of 6 months
 Date Passed
05 October 2021
Examination closed