Mallard Pass Solar Project Examination timetable

The examination timetable gives the dates of events and deadlines for submissions to be made by.

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The examination stage

The examination opened on 16 May 2023

The examination closed on 16 November 2023

Upcoming deadlines and events

There are no deadlines and events

Past deadlines and events

3 May 2023 - Procedural Deadline A

Closed

Procedural Deadline A

Deadline for receipt by the ExA of:

  • Written submissions on the Examination Procedure
  • Requests to be heard orally at the Preliminary Meeting
  • Request to be heard at Open Floor Hearing (OFH) 1 or OFH 2
  • Applicant’s updated draft Development Consent Order in clean and tracked versions and accompanying schedule of changes

16 May 2023 - Preliminary Meeting

Closed

Preliminary Meeting (PM).

17 May 2023 - Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1)

Closed

Open Floor Hearing 1 (OFH1)

17 May 2023 - Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2)

Closed

Open Floor Hearing 2 (OFH2)

23 May 2023 - Publication by the ExA of

Closed

Publication by the ExA of:

  • The ExA’s Written Questions (ExQ1)

30 May 2023 - Deadline 1 (D1)

Closed

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

  • Comments on Relevant Representations (RR)
  • Summaries of any RR exceeding 1500 words
  • Written summaries of oral case at Open Floor Hearings and Applicant’s post hearing responses
  • Notification of wish to speak at a further Open Floor Hearing
  • Notification of wish to speak at a Compulsory Acquisition Hearing (CAH)
  • Notification of wish to attend an Accompanied Site Inspection (ASI)
  • Notification of Statutory Parties of their wish to be considered an IP by the ExA
  • Notification of wish to have future correspondence received electronically
  • Suggested locations for site inspections, including justification

15 June 2023 - Deadline 2 (D2)

Closed

Deadline 2 (D2)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Written Representations
  • Summaries of all Written Representations exceeding 1500 words
  • Local Impact Reports from any Local Authority
  • Responses to ExA’s First Written Questions (ExQ1)
  • Comments on any other submission received at Deadline 1
  • Statements of Common Ground (SoCG) requested by the ExA (See Annex F of Rule 6 letter)
  • Statement of Commonality of SoCG
  • Schedule of Negotiations and Powers Sought (Compulsory Acquisition and Temporary Possession)
  • Applicant’s updated Book of Reference (BoR) and schedule of changes to BoR
  • Applicant’s draft itinerary for ExA site inspection
  • Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline

29 June 2023 - Deadline 3 (D3)

Closed

Deadline 3 (D3)

  • Comments on Written Representations
  • Comments on Local Impact Report(s)
  • Comments on responses to ExA’s First Written Questions
  • Comments on any other submission received at Deadline 2
  • Updated draft Development Consent Order (clean and tracked versions) and accompanying schedule of changes
  • Progress versions of any SoCG and an update on Statement of Commonality of SoCG
  • An updated Schedule of Negotiations and Powers Sought (if required) in clean and tracked versions
  • Applicant’s updated Guide to the Application.
  • Comments on the Applicant’s draft itinerary for ExA site inspection
  • Any further information requested by the ExA

11 July 2023 - Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing 1 (ISH1)

12 July 2023 - Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing 2 (ISH2)

13 July 2023 - Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing 3 (ISH3)

14 July 2023 - Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1

Closed

Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 1

25 July 2023 - Deadline 4 (D4)

Closed

Deadline 4 (D4)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post-hearing submissions including written submissions of oral cases
  • Progressed versions of any SoCG and an updated Statement of Commonality of SoCG (if required)
  • An updated Guide to the Application
  • An updated version of the dDCO in clean and tracked versions and accompanying schedule of changes
  • Comments on any submission received at deadline 3
  • Any further information requested by the ExA

15 August 2023 - Issue by the ExA of further written questions (ExQ2) (ir reguirered)

Closed

Publication by the ExA of:

  • Further written questions (ExQ2) (if required)

18 August 2023 - Accompanied Site inspection (ASI)

Closed

17 August 2023 and 18 August Accompanied Site inspection

5 September 2023 - Deadline 5 (D5)

Closed

Deadline 5 (D5)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Response to ExA’s Further Written Questions (ExQ2) (If required)
  • Progressed versions of any SoCG and an updated Statement of Commonality of SoCG
  • An updated Guide to the Application
  • An updated version of the dDCO in clean and tracked versions and accompanying schedule of changes
  • An updated Schedule of Negotiations and Powers Sought (if required) in clean and tracked versions
  • Comments on any submission received at deadline 4
  • Any further information requested by the ExA

19 September 2023 - Deadline 6 (D6)

Closed

Deadline 6 (D6)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on responses to ExA’s further Written Questions (if required)
  • Comments on any submission received at Deadline 5
  • Any further information requested by the ExA

26 September 2023 - Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2

Closed

Compulsory Acquisition Hearing 2

27 September 2023 - Issue Specific Hearing 4

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing 4

28 September 2023 - Issue Specific Hearing 5

Closed

Issue Specific Hearing 5

29 September 2023 - Dates reserved for Hearings and Site Inspection

Closed

Dates reserved for Hearings and Site Inspection

Week commencing 25 September reserved for any:

  • Further Issue Specific Hearing(s) (if required)
  • Further Open Floor Hearing(s) (if required).
  • Further Compulsory Acquisition Hearing(s) (if required)
  • Further Accompanied Site Inspection (if required)

6 October 2023 - Issue by the ExA of

Closed

Issue by the ExA of:

  • The Report on the Implications for European Sites (RIES) (if required) and any associated questions

10 October 2023 - Deadline 7 (D7)

Closed

Deadline 7 (D7)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Post hearing submission including written summaries of oral case put at any of the hearings during wc 25 September 2023
  • Applicant's revised draft DCO
  • Progressed versions of any SoCG and an updated Statement of Commonality of SoCG (if required)
  • Comments on any submission received at deadline 6
  • Any further information requested by the ExA

18 October 2023 - Issue by the ExA of

Closed

Issue by the ExA of:

  • The ExA’s proposed schedule of changes to the draft DCO or Commentary on the draft DCO (if required)

25 October 2023 - Deadline 8 (D8)

Closed

Deadline 8 (D8)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • The Applicant's comments on the ExA's schedule of changes or commentary on the draft DCO (if issued)
  • Comments on the RIES and responses to any associated questions
  • Comments on any additional information or submissions received by deadline 7
  • Any further information requested by the Examination Authority

1 November 2023 - Deadline 8A (D8A)

Closed

Deadline 8A (D8A)

For the receipt by the ExA of:

  • Comments on the ExA Proposed Schedule of changes or commentary on the draft DCO (if issued)
  • Comments on any additional Information or submissions received by Deadline 8
  • Any further Information requested by the ExA

10 November 2023 - Deadline 9 (D9)

Closed

Deadline 9 (D9)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Final DCO in the SI template with the SI template validation report
  • Final BoR and schedule of changes to BoR
  • Final SoCG
  • Final Statement of Commonality of SoCG
  • Final Guide to the application
  • Final Schedule of Negotiations and Powers Sought (if required) in clean and tracked versions
  • Final status of Negotiations with Statutory Undertakers
  • Final Policy Tracker
  • Comments on any additional information/submissions received by Deadline 8A
  • Any further information requested by the ExA

16 November 2023 - Deadline 10 (D10)

Closed

Deadline 10 (D10)

For receipt by the ExA of:

  • Closing Summary Statements
  • Any further information requested by the ExA for this deadline