Rampion 2 Offshore Wind Farm Examination timetable

The examination timetable shows the dates of events and deadlines for submissions.

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The examination stage

The examination opened on 6 February 2024

The examination is expected to close on 6 August 2024

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Upcoming deadlines and events

25 April 2024 - Deadline 3

Open

Deadline 3

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Responses to Written Questions (ExQ1)
  • Comments on the Applicant’s first update to the draft DCO
  • Comments on the Applicant’s first update to the Land Rights Tracker
  • Comments on the first update to the Statements of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground
  • Comments on the Applicant’s draft itinerary for the ASI (if required)
  • Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI) (if required)
  • Draft s106 Heads of Terms (if required)
  • Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning(Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
  • Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 2

13 May 2024 - Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2) (if required)

Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2) (if required)

21 May 2024 - Dates reserved for

Dates reserved(If Required) Tuesday 14 May 2024 to Friday 17 May 2024 and Tuesday 21 May 2024 for:

  • ASI (if required)
  • ISH2 (if required)
  • CAH1 (if required)

3 June 2024 - Deadine 4

Deadline 4

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases (if required)
  • Applicant’s Mid-examination Progress Tracker
  • Applicant’s second update to the draft DCO
  • Applicant’s second update to the Land Rights Tracker
  • Applicant’s second update to the Guide to the Application
  • Applicant’s second update to the Statements of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground
  • Draft s106 Agreement(s) (if required)
  • Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning(Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
  • Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 3

18 June 2024 - Publication by the ExA of

Publication by the ExA of:

  • Further Written Questions (ExQ2) (if required)
  • Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES)
  • ExA’s commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the draft DCO (if required)

9 July 2024 - Deadline 5

Deadline 5

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Responses to ExA’s Further Written Questions(ExQ2) (if required)
  • Comments on the RIES
  • Comments on the Applicant’s second update to the draft DCO
  • Comments on the Applicant’s second update to the Land Rights Tracker
  • Comments on ExA’s commentary on, or schedule of changes to, the draft DCO (if required)
  • Completed and Signed Statements of Common Ground
  • Final Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground
  • Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning(Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
  • Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 4

18 July 2024 - Reserve Date for ASI2 (if required)

Reserve Date for ASI2 (if required)

23 July 2024 - Reserve Date(s)

Dates reserved (if required) Monday 22 July 2024 and/or Tuesday 23 July for:

  • ISH3 and/or CAH2 (if required)

1 August 2024 - Deadline 6

Deadline 6

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Final Principal Areas of Disagreement Statements
  • IPs Closing Statement(s) (if desired)
  • Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases (if applicable)
  • Applicant’s Closing Statement(s)
  • Applicant’s Close of Examination Progress Tracker
  • Applicants Final National Policy Statement Tracker
  • Final draft DCO to be submitted by the Applicant in the SI template with the SI template validation report
  • Final Book of Reference (BoR) and schedule of changes to BoR
  • Completed s106 Agreements (if required)
  • Final Land Rights Tracker
  • Final Guide to the Application
  • Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning(Examination Procedure) Rules 2010al Guide to the Application
  • Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 5

6 August 2024 - Close of Examination

The ExA is under a duty to complete the Examination of the application by the end of the period of six months.

Past deadlines and events

16 January 2024 - Pre-Exam Procedural Deadline

Closed

Pre-Exam Procedural Deadline

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Responses to the Rule 6 letter
  • Responses to Relevant Representations (RRs)
  • Responses (if applicable) to the Rule 9 letter of 20 September 2023
  • Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words
  • Submission of Pre-examination Progress Tracker
  • Applicant’s submission of the Land Rights Tracker
  • Applicant’s submission of draft Statement of Commonality for Statements of Common Ground
  • Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting and under which part of the agenda
  • Requests by Interested Parties to be heard orally at the Open Floor Hearing 1
  • Notification of intention to attend the Issue Specific Hearing(s) under which part of the agenda
  • Request by Interested Parties to attend Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
  • Suggested locations for the ASI including justification, and whether such locations can be seen from public land or requires private access, for consideration by the ExA

6 February 2024 - Preliminary Meeting

Closed

Preliminary Meeting (PM)

6 February 2024 - Open Floor Hearing

Closed

Open Floor Hearing (OFH)

7 February 2024 - Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1)on Environmental Matters

8 February 2024 - Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1) (continued if required)

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1)on Environmental Matters (Continued if required)

8 February 2024 - Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1) (continued if required) AM only

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing (ISH1)on Environmental Matters(continued if required)AM only

28 February 2024 - Deadline 1

Closed

Deadline 1

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on any updates to application documents submitted by the Applicant before or at the PM
  • Written Representations (WRs) including summaries if exceeding 1500 words
  • Local Impact Reports
  • Comments on the Applicant’s draft Statement of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground
  • Responses to ExA’s request for statement on the new National Policy Statement for Energy
  • Notification by Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered as an IP by the ExA
  • Requests from Affected Persons to be heard at any subsequent Compulsory Acquisition Hearing(CAH). Requests by Affected Persons (defined in section 59(4) of the Planning Act 2008) to be heard at a CAH
  • Requests from Interested Parties to be heard at any subsequent Open Floor Hearing (OFH)
  • Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
  • Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
  • Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010
  • Comments on any further information/submissions accepted by the ExA
  • Summaries of all RRs exceeding 1500 words (if not provided at the Pre-Examination
  • Responses to RRs (if not provided at the Pre-Examination Procedural Deadline)

20 March 2024 - Deadline 2

Closed

Deadline 2

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Responses to WRs
  • Responses to LIRs
  • Responses to any written questions arising from OFH1 and/or ISH1 (if required)
  • Comments on any further information/submissions received by Deadline 1
  • Applicant’s Mid-examination Progress Tracker
  • Applicants National Policy Statement Tracker
  • Applicant’s first update to the draft DCO
  • Applicant’s first update to the Land Rights Tracker
  • Applicant’s first update to the Guide to the Application
  • Applicant’s first update to the Statements of Commonality of Statements of Common Ground
  • Applicant’s draft itinerary for the ASI (if required)
  • Any other updated documents and statements from the Applicant deemed necessary following its responses at Deadline 1
  • Any further information requested by the ExA under Rule 17 of The Infrastructure Planning(Examination Procedure) Rules 2010

3 April 2024 - Publication of

Closed

Publication of:

  • Written Questions (ExQ1)