An application for an order granting development consent under the Planning Act 2008 has been made by NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited (‘Applicant’), whose registered office is at 90 Whitfield Street, London W1T 4EZ, to the Planning Inspectorate (on behalf of the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (‘Application’). The Application was made on 27 May 2020 and accepted for Examination by the Planning Inspectorate on 24 June 2020 (Application Reference: EN010012). An Examining Authority was appointed on 30 June 2020 to examine the Application. After the examination has closed, the Examining Authority will submit a report to the Secretary of State who will then make the decision on whether or not to grant the development consent order.
The Application is for development consent to construct, operate and maintain the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station, which would comprise two UK EPRTM reactor units with an expected net electrical output of approximately 1,670 megawatts (‘MW’) per unit, giving a total site capacity of approximately 3,340MW, along with associated development required for the construction or operation of the Sizewell C nuclear power station or to mitigate its impacts (‘Project’). The Sizewell C nuclear power station would be located in Sizewell in East Suffolk, approximately halfway between Felixstowe and Lowestoft; to the north-east of the town of Leiston.
The main on-site aspects of the Project comprise the nuclear power station; associated buildings, plant and infrastructure; offshore works including cooling water system and combined drainage outfall in the North Sea; a temporary accommodation campus; a new National Grid 400kV substation; relocation of certain Sizewell B infrastructure; a crossing over the Sizewell Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest; access works; construction compounds and spoil management areas; temporary rail infrastructure; and landscaping. Proposed off-site associated development includes temporary park and ride sites; a two village bypass; a Sizewell link road; highway improvements; a temporary freight management facility; temporary rail infrastructure; and permanent rail upgrade works. Further details of the Project, including the consents, licences and regulatory approvals required for the Project, are provided in the Application.
Environmental Impact Assessment
The Project is an Environmental Impact Assessment development, as defined by the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. An Environmental Statement was submitted with the Application (Examination Library refs. APP-159 to APP-582) pursuant to the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 and Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007.
Supplementary Environmental Information
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that since acceptance of the Application, the Applicant has submitted to the Planning Inspectorate supplementary environmental information that should be treated as comprising part of the Environmental Statement (‘Supplementary Environmental Information’). Details of the Supplementary Environmental Information, and how it supplements or changes the Environmental Statement, are provided in the Environmental Statement Signposting Document (Examination Library ref. PDB-011) submitted by the Applicant to the Examining Authority on 7 April 2021.
Copies of the Environmental Statement and Supplementary Environmental Information
The Environmental Statement including the Supplementary Environmental Information, together with the Application form and its accompanying documents, drawings, plans and maps, are available for inspection free of charge on the webpage relating to the Application on the Planning Inspectorate’s website under the ‘Documents’ tab: https://infrastructure. planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ projects/eastern/the-sizewell-c- project/?ipcsection=docs
These documents will be available to view on the website for at least the duration of the Examination, which is due to be completed by no later than 14 October 2021.
Copies of these documents can be sent to you upon request on a USB stick (free of charge) or in hard copy (but the full suite of documents comes at a print cost of £9,800 plus VAT). To make a request, please use the Applicant’s contact details below. Alternatively, subject to any applicable government restrictions in response to Covid-19 that may apply, you can book an appointment to view the documents at:
• the Sizewell C Information Office at 48-50 High Straeet, Leiston IP16 4EW (please call 0800 197 6102 to make an appointment) – all documents are available in both electronic and hard copy; and
• the Council Offices of the Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council at Council Offices, Main Street, Leiston IP16 4ER (please call 01728 830388 to make an appointment) – all documents are available in electronic copy and the Supplementary Environmental Information is available in hard copy.
Any enquiries about the Application, the Environmental Statement including the Supplementary Environmental Information and any other matters covered in this notice may be raised with the Planning Inspectorate (0303 444 5000 or email sizewellc@planninginspectorate. gov.uk) or the Applicant (Freephone 0800 197 6102 (09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday) or email info@sizewellc. co.uk).
In any correspondence with the Planning Inspectorate in relation to the Application, please quote the Application Reference (EN010012) and, where relevant, your unique reference number provided by the Planning Inspectorate.
Details of the development consent process and how to participate are set out in the Planning Inspectorate’s
‘Advice Note Eight: Overview of the nationally significant infrastructure planning process for members of the public and others’, which is available to view free of charge at: https:// infrastructure.planninginspectorate. gov.uk/legislation-and-advice/ advice-notes/
Responding to this publicity
Any responses to this publicity must be received by the Applicant no later than midday on 7 June 2021 via one of the methods below:
– Email comments to info@ sizewellc.co.uk
– Post comments to FREEPOST SZC CONSULTATION (no stamp or further address required)
– If you are shielding and unable to use the above methods, call Freephone 0800 197 6102 (09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday) to arrange for your response to be collected
Any responses received by the Applicant will subsequently be provided by the Applicant to the Planning Inspectorate who may publish these responses on its website at: https://infrastructure. planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ projects/eastern/the-sizewell-c- project/
NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited