Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

What happens next

Dates of the examination can be viewed on the Exam timetable page.

Notice of the procedural decision has been issued by the Examining authority to interested parties in the Rule 8 letter; this includes information about how the examination will be conducted and the timetable as currently set out.

10/12/2014 - Deadline for close of examination. See the examination timetable for further information.

If you have a legal interest in land affected by a nationally significant infrastructure project and have not already registered to become an interested party, then you can make a request to the Examining Authority to become an interested party under s102A of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended).

Timeline (26 items)

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An updated agenda for the issue specific and compulsory acquisition hearing commencing 21 October 2014 has been published.

All documents received for Deadline IV have now been published.

Since the publication of the notification of hearings letter on 23 September 2014, it has been noted that the paragraph in welsh within this letter is incorrect. It should state:

“Os hoffech gwneud cyfraniadau drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn ystod unrhyw gwrandawiad dylech nodi hyn ynghyd a’ch cadarnhad i fod yn bresennol neu i siarad yn y gwrandawiad hynny. Os gwelwch yn dda nodwch yr Rheolwr Achos, Katherine Chapman, erbyn 5yh ar ddydd Mawrth, 14 Hydref 2014.”

15 October 2014
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Panel’s Note of Information Proposed by interested parties to be submitted at Deadline IV.

Agenda for Compulsory Acquisition Hearing commencing 30 September 2014.

The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision under Rule 13(6) of the Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules.

Since the publication of the notification of hearings letter on 23 September 2014, it has been noted that the paragraph in welsh within this letter is incorrect. It should state:

“Os hoffech gwneud cyfraniadau drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg yn ystod unrhyw gwrandawiad dylech nodi hyn ynghyd a’ch cadarnhad i fod yn bresennol neu i siarad yn y gwrandawiad hynny. Os gwelwch yn dda nodwch yr Rheolwr Achos, Katherine Chapman, erbyn 5yh ar ddydd Mawrth, 14 Hydref 2014.”

12 September 2014
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An Agenda for the Issue Specific Hearing commencing on 16 September 2014 has been published.

9 September 2014
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The Examining Authority has issued a procedural decision.

The Applicant has provided a number of documents including Statements of Common Ground, Draft Development Consent Obligation and response to comments made by NRW on Flood Consequence Assessment.

Index of consultation documents

8 September 2014
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Documents submitted for Deadline III have been published.

Due to a technical error on the morning of Wednesday 13 August 2014, the website indicated that this project had been withdrawn momentarily, the Planning Inspectorate fixed this as soon as possible. The case has not been withdrawn and the examination continues. The Planning Inspectorate apologise for any inconvenience this caused.

7 August 2014
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The applicant’s presentation and audio recordings from the Open Floor Hearing and the Issue Specific Hearing have been published.

1 August 2014
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11 July 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

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Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

Documents for Deadline I in relation to the site inspection and the hearings have been published.

The Examining authority have published a notification letter setting out dates, times and locations of hearings and the accompanied site visit.

30 June 2014
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The applicant’s covering letter and submission in response to s51 advice, dated 4 June 2014, has now been published.

17 June 2014
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17 June 2014
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The examination timetable (Rule 8 letter) has been sent to interested parties

Procedural decision following Preliminary Meeting

16 June 2014
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  • Preliminary Meeting takes place
  • Examination begins
10 June 2014
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Correspondence submitted during the pre-examination stage and accepted by the Examining Authority, is continuing to be published.

This includes submissions relating to issues which some interested parties wish to be placed on the agenda at the Preliminary Meeting on 10 June 2014.

4 June 2014
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Correspondence submitted during the pre-examination stage and accepted by the Examining Authority has been published

21 May 2014
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The notification of Preliminary Meeting (rule 6 letter) has been sent Read the letter

The letter also includes appointment of Examining Authority, draft timetable of examination and statement of principal issues.

15 May 2014
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Relevant representations published on the website
14 April 2014
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Registration of interested parties closes
11 April 2014
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Registration of interested parties begins
7 March 2014
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The application has been accepted for examination

6 March 2014
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Decision on whether or not to accept the application for examination
6 March 2014
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Application received by the Planning Inspectorate
7 February 2014