About this projectThe proposal is for a nuclear power station with two nuclear reactors capable of generating a total of up to 3,260MW of electricity at Hinkley Point C and associated development.
The Secretary of State has granted development consent for this application
For further information, please refer to the following decision documentation:
Secretary of State Decision Letter
Annex A – Recommendation Report by the Panel of Examining Inspectors
Annex B – Development Consent Order as Made by the Secretary of State
Annex C – Comparison of the Order as Made with the Last Version Submitted by the Applicant (31st August 2012)
Annex D – Development Consent Order Plain Text Comparison
Annex E – Environmental Impact Assessment Summary
Annex F – Secretary of State’s Habitats Regulation Assessment
Notification letter sent to Interested Parties by the Planning Inspectorate
Correspondence sent to the Planning Inspectorate after the close of the examination
Correspondence sent to the Secretary of State by Greenpeace
Correspondence sent to the Secretary of State by the Austrian Government
Correspondence sent to the Secretary of State (Miscellaneous)
Hinkley Point C Correction Order (Approved by Secretary of State on 19 November)
Hinkley Point C Correction notice (Approved by Secretary of State on 19 November)
The Examining Authority has issued its recommendation to the Secretary of State. A decision will be published on or before 19 March 2013. Please note that the Examining Authority’s recommendation will also be made available at that point.
The Panel has concluded its examination of the Hinkley Point C application and has sent a letter to Interested Parties.
Now that the examination is closed the Panel will no longer be able to receive written representations and submissions about this application.
The Panel must prepare a report on the application to the relevant Secretary of State, including a recommendation, within 3 months of the end of the six month examination period. The Secretary of State then has a further 3 months to make the decision on whether to grant or refuse development consent.
What happens next
A decision on the application for a development consent order for Hinkley Point C New Nuclear Power Station was taken on 19 March 2013 and has now been issued. The statement of reasons can be viewed here.
The period for legal challenge is defined in s118 of the Planning Act 2008. Further information about legal challenge can be found in the letter sent to all interested parties accompanying the statement of reasons.
If you have any queries about the process please email the Planning Inspectorate at email@example.com or telephone the helpdesk on 0303 444 5000.