We are now into the first step in the DCO process- the Preliminary Meeting – which is taking place online (livestreamed and recorded), in two parts: Part 1 on 23 & 24 March (completed). Part 2 on 14 April (no agenda yet). The Planning Inspectorate is inviting new written (emailed) submissions by end of Wednesday 7 April (Deadline B). The Scottish Power Renewables DCO examination has just been extended by 3 months (now running until early July). This is in recognition of the impact of the pandemic on people’s ability to respond, and the extensive amount of new information. Given the “unusually large and complex application” (the words of EDF’s counsel) and ongoing restrictions on face to face meetings, we feel a delay to the start of the Sizewell C examination would be totally appropriate.
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