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SZC Examining Authority Deadlines and Timetable

SZC Examining Authority Deadlines and Timetable

SZC – EXAMINING AUTHORITY DEADLINES AND TIMETABLE (updated 22 June 2021)

Tasks completed by MPC are highlighted in red

SZC ExA – Deadline 1, Wednesday 12 May 2021

Deadline 1 (D1) For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on Relevant Representations (RRs)
  • Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
  • Comments on Applicant’s draft itinerary for ASI and suggested locations for site inspections (Accompanied or Unaccompanied), including justification, for consideration by the ExA
  • Notification of wish to attend ASI (Accompanied Site Inspections)
  • Local Impact Reports (LIR) from any local authorities
  • If needed, draft section 106 Agreement(s) (s.106), s.106 Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
  • Notification of wish to speak at any Open Floor Hearing (OFH) (NOTE: notification of wish to speak at the OFHs w/c 17 May 2021 MUST be made on the appropriate form)
  • Notification of wish to make oral representations at an Issue Specific Hearing (ISH)
  • Notification from any Affected Person of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH) • Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA – Open Floor Hearings 18 – 21 May 2021

Open Floor Hearing 18 May 2021.

SZC ExA – Deadline 2, Wednesday 2 June 2021

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
  • Written Representations (WRs)
  • Summaries of all WRs exceeding 1500 words
  • Initial Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA
  • Statement of Commonality of SoCG
  • Responses to the ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
  • Comments by registered Interested Parties only 2 on any updated application documents and Changed Application documents
  • Comments on draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • One dimensional modelling of Soft Coastal Defence Feature (SCDF)
  • Design details and plans for Hard Coastal Defence Feature (HCDF)
  • Responses to comments on RRs
  • Applicant’s revised draft of DCO
  • Updated DCO Signposting Document
  • National Policy Statement (NPS) tracker
  • Updated Navigation Document
  • Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
  • Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D1
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA – Accompanied Site Inspections from 8 to 10 June

SZC ExA – Accompanied Site Inspection 22 June, Hinkley Point C

SZC ExA – Deadline 3 Thursday 24 June 2021

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Operational modelling of Soft Coastal Defence Feature (SCDF)
  • Comments on WRs
  • Comments on LIRs
  • Comments on SoCG
  • Comments on responses to ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)
  • Comments on Applicant’s first revised draft DCO
  • If needed, revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • Updated NPS tracker
  • Updated Navigation Document
  • Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
  • Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D2
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA – Deadline 4 Thursday 1 July 2021

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA – Issue Specific Hearings, from 6 July to 9 July 2021

SZC ExA – Issue Specific Hearings, from 13 July to 16 July 2021

SZC ExA – Deadline 5, Friday 23 July 2021

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
  • Written Representation from additional affected persons, additional Interested Parties and Interested Parties on the proposed provision to compulsorily acquire the additional land
  • Written Representations made by additional affected persons and additional Interested Parties on the application as a whole
  • Notification of wish to speak at any Open Floor Hearing (OFH) by additional affected persons and additional Interested Parties*
  • Notification of a wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH) by additional affected persons*
  • Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
  • Applicant’s revised draft DCO
  • Updated DCO Signposting Document
  • If needed, comments on revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • Updated NPS tracker
  • Updated Navigation Document
  • Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
  • Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D3
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA – Tuesday 3 August 2021

Publication by the ExA of:

  • Second Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
  • ExA’s proposed commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the dDCO and s.106 documentation (if required)

SZC ExA  –  Deadline 6, Friday 6 August 2021

Deadline 6 (D6) For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on Applicant’s revised draft DCO
  • Comments on any revised/updated SoCG
  • Comments on WRs received at D5 from additional Interested Parties, Interested Parties and additional affected persons
  • Updated NPS tracker
  • Updated Navigation Document
  • Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
  • Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D4
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA  –  Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (CAH), from Tuesday 17 August 2021 to Friday 20 August 2021

SZC ExA  –  Dates from Tuesday 24 August 2021 to Friday 27 August 2021 reserved for:

  • Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (if COVID-19 public health restrictions allow and if required)
  • Open Floor Hearings (OFH) (if required)
  • Issue Specific Hearings (ISH) (if required)
  • Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (ISH) (if required)

SZC ExA  –  Deadline 7 (D7), Friday 3 September 2021

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case
  • Responses to the ExA’s Second Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
  • If needed, revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • Response to ExA’s commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the draft DCO and s.106 documentation (if required)
  • Applicant’s revised draft DCO
  • Updated DCO Signposting Document • Any revised/updated SoCG (if any)
  • Updated NPS tracker
  • Updated Navigation Document
  • Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
  • Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D5
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA  –  Thursday 9 September 2021

Publication by the ExA of:

  • Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
  • ExA’s further commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the dDCO and s.106 documentation (if required)
  • Third Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)

SZC ExA – Dates from Monday 13 September 2021 to Friday 17 September 2021 reserved for:

  • Accompanied Site Inspections (ASI) (if COVID-19 public health restrictions allow and if required)
  • Open Floor Hearings (OFH) (if required)
  • Issue Specific Hearings (ISH) (if required)
  • Compulsory Acquisition Hearings (ISH) (if required

SZC ExA  –  Date Monday 20 September 2021 reserved for issue by the ExA of:

  • Any request for further information under Rule 17 of the Examination Rules (if required)

SZC ExA  –  Deadline 8, Friday 24 September 2021

Deadline 8 (D8) For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post Hearing submissions including written submissions of oral case (if required)
  • Responses to the ExA’s Third Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
  • Responses to ExA’s commentary on, or proposed schedule of changes to, the draft DCO and s.106 documentation (if required)
  • If needed, comments on revised draft s.106, accompanying draft Explanatory Memorandum and draft Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • Updated Navigation Document
  • Comments on any revised/updated SoCG
  • Updated Book of Reference and Schedule of Changes to the Book of Reference (BoR)
  • Updated Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Updated SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Updated NPS tracker
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D7
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

SZC ExA  –  Deadline 9, Thursday 30 September 2021

Deadline 9 (D9) For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on the RIES
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA  –  Deadline 10, Wednesday 6 October 2021

Deadline 10 (D10) For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on responses to the ExA’s Third Written Questions (ExQ3) (if required)
  • Final DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
  • Final DCO Signposting Document
  • Final updated Book of Reference
  • Final SoCG
  • Final Statement of Commonality of SoCG
  • List of matters not agreed where SoCG could not be finalised
  • Final Navigation Document
  • Final Statement of Reasons (SoR) Appendix B ‘Status of Negotiations with Owners of the Order Land’
  • Final SoR Appendix C ‘Status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers’
  • Final NPS tracker
  • Final signed and dated s.106, final s.106 Explanatory Memorandum and final Confirmation and Compliance Document
  • Final ES signposting document
  • Final Mitigation Route Map
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by D8 and D9
  • Responses to any further information requested by the ExA for this Deadline

SZC ExA  –  Complete Examination by Thursday 14 October 2021

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.