The Sizewell C Project
s51 Advice given to the Applicant following issue of decision to accept the application for examination.
Dear Mr Bull Planning Act 2008 (as amended) – Section 51 Application by NNB Nuclear Generation (SZC) Limited for an Order Granting Development Consent for The Sizewell C Project Advice following issue of decision to accept the application for examination On 24 June 2020 the Secretary of State decided that the application for the above project satisfied the acceptance tests under section 55 of the Planning Act 2008 (PA2008). The Planning Inspectorate’s acceptance checklist and the application documents have been published and made available on the project page of the National Infrastructure Planning website. In undertaking checks at the Acceptance stage, the Inspectorate has made some initial observations in relation to the application. This letter comprises advice to the Applicant provided under section 51 of the PA2008 in respect of these initial observations. The Applicant should pay attention to its content and consider how appropriate action might be taken in response. Consultees identified on a precautionary basis Given the individual circumstances of this case, and taking a precautionary approach to ensure that all persons potentially affected by, or potentially likely to have an interest in, the application are given the opportunity to participate fully in the examination of the application, the Planning Inspectorate suggests that the Applicant may wish to include the bodies listed below amongst those on whom they serve notice of the accepted application under s56(2)(a) of the PA2008; unless there is a specific justification why this is not necessary. • Murphy Gas Network • Eclipse Power Networks • Leep Electricity Networks • Vattenfall Networks Limited • Harlaxton Energy Networks • Energy Assets Pipelines Limited • Energy Assets Networks Limited • Fulcrum Electricity Assets Limited • UK Power Distribution Limited Please pay close attention to the advice set out in this letter and act on it accordingly. This will contribute towards a more efficient Examination and give any future Examining Authority comfort that the documentation is complete and accurate. We trust you find this advice helpful, however if you have any queries on these matters please do not hesitate to contact our office using the contact details at the head of this letter. Yours sincerely Michele Gregory Case Manager