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East Anglia ONE North Offshore Windfarm
Received 10 December 2019
From Office for Nuclear Regulation
“ONR has a role as a statutory consultee for National Policy Statements (NPS) and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) likely to affect matters relevant to ONR’s purposes, as specified in Part 3 of the Energy Act 2013, under the following: • The Planning Act 2008 • The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 • The Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure) Regulations 2009 (as amended) . • The Infrastructure Planning (Interested parties and Miscellaneous Prescribed Provisions) Regulations 2015 Additionally, ONR has a non-statutory development control role to consider the impact of proposed developments on local emergency planning arrangements for nuclear sites and the potential for developments to pose an external hazard to the sites. We therefore request that local planning authorities notify us of any application for planning permission within our consultation zones that meets our consultation criteria. ONR’s Land Use Planning policy, procedure and consultation criteria are published online at www.onr.org.uk/land-use-planning.htm. ONR considers that NSIPs that extend into our consultation zones are likely to affect matters relevant to ONR’s purposes. ONR should therefore be consulted on Development Consent Order (DCO) applications for such NSIPs. ONR is seeking assurance from Suffolk County Council Emergency Planners that the proposed development can be accommodated within the existing off-site emergency plan for Sizewell B nuclear licensed site, from the Sizewell B operator that the development does not pose a hazard to the nuclear licensed site and from ONR inspectors that the appropriate external hazards posed by the development have been adequately considered and mitigated against.”