The Sizewell C Project

Enquiry received via email

The Sizewell C Project

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

Enquiry

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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