Register of advice

The list below is a record of advice the Planning Inspectorate has provided in respect of the Planning Act 2008 process.

There is a statutory duty under section 51 of the Planning Act 2008 to record the advice that is given in relation to an application or a potential application and to make this publicly available. Advice we have provided is recorded below together with the name of the person or organisation who asked for the advice and the project it relates to. The privacy of any other personal information will be protected in accordance with our Information Charter which you should view before sending information to the Planning Inspectorate.

Note that after a project page has been created for a particular application, any advice provided that relates to it will also be published under the ‘s51 advice’ tab on the relevant project page.

Advice given between between 1 October 2009 and 14 April 2015 has been archived. View the archived advice.

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The Sizewell C Project View all advice for this project

19 June 2020
Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth - Rachel Fulcher On behalf of


Dear PINS I am writing on behalf of Suffolk Coastal Friends of the Earth or which I am Coordinator. Our members are concerned that the Sizewell C application for planning consent was put in on Wednesday without any public notification nor any advertising in local and national newspapers, as required under section 48 of the Planning Act and further instructed under Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms & Procedures) Regulations 2009: Publicising a proposed application Section 4(2) The applicant must publish a notice .... of the proposed application ... a) for at least two successive weeks in one or more local newspapers .... in which the proposed development would be situated b) once in a national newspaper None of our members has seen any such advertisements. This indicates to us that many members of the public will not be aware that the application has been submitted. Clearly, bearing in mind the massive impact that this project would have on local communities here in Suffolk, everyone has a right to know the current situation. Moreover, I was personally promised by Carly Vince, EDFE's Planning Officer, that we would have a fortnight's notice of the application going in. We ask, therefore, that this application be rejected until proper procedure has been followed. Yours sincerely Rachel Fulcher, Coordinator Suffolk Coastal FOE

Advice given

Dear Ms Fulcher, Thank you for contacting the Planning Inspectorate about the application by NNB Nuclear Generation (SZC) Ltd for an order granting development consent for the Sizewell C Project, Suffolk. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding The Acceptance Stage The application was submitted on 27 May 2020 and the decision about whether or not to accept the application must be taken on or before 24 June 2020. The decision will be published on the Project page of the National Infrastructure Planning website here: attachment 1 If the application is accepted for Examination, the following documents will also be published on the Project page: • The application documents; • any Adequacy of Consultation Representations submitted by relevant local authorities; and • the Planning Inspectorate’s acceptance checklist. The Acceptance tests Section 55 of the Planning Act 2008 states that an application can be accepted provided: • It is an application for an order granting development consent; • that development consent is required for any of the development to which the application relates; • that the applicant has, in relation to a proposed application that has become the application, complied with Chapter 2 of Part 5 (pre-application procedure); and • that the application (including accompaniments) is of a standard that the Secretary of State considers satisfactory. Chapter 2 of Part 5 of the Planning Act 2008 includes section 48 to which you have referred. The Secretary of State must have regard to the following when making the decision: • The Consultation Report received with the application; • any Adequacy of Consultation Representations received by the Planning Inspectorate from a local authority consultee. • The extent to which the Applicant has had regard to Government guidance. I hope the above information is helpful to you. Kind regards Liam

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