The Sizewell C Project

Enquiry received via email

The Sizewell C Project

21 February 2017
Pam Lightfoot


Concerns raised about the impact of the proposed railway line and the impact on property prices

Advice given

Dear Mrs Lightfoot
Thank you for your email raising concerns regarding the pre-application consultation process for the proposed Sizewell C New Nuclear Power Station, a copy has been placed on our records.
As the application has not yet been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate (the Inspectorate), the Inspectorate has no formal powers to intercede on behalf of interested parties. I would therefore encourage you to contact the Applicant directly to make your concerns heard as the applicant has a statutory duty to take your views into account.
However, if you feel that your comments are not being taken into account by the Applicant, I would advise you to write to your local authority and set out why you think the Applicant is failing to conduct its consultation properly. As part of the process for when the Inspectorate assesses whether an application can be accepted for examination, we seek adequacy of consultation responses from the local authority that in turn sends the Inspectorate its comments on whether the applicant has fulfilled its consultation duties.
If the application for development consent is formally accepted by the Inspectorate, you will be able to submit your views in relation to the project which will be considered by the Examining Authority during the examination.
The Inspectorate has published a series of advice notes which explain the examination process, including information on how to get involved; of particular interest are advice notes 8.1 to 8.5. These are available at:
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We have recently set up a mailbox for Sizewell C ([email protected]) which is monitored by the team in my absence and is copied into this response for your information.
Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

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